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Gifted Matters 4 Kids is New York State's premiere service for gifted and twice-exceptional learners, developed and provided by Dr. Susan Paynter of Woodstock, NY, child advocate, award-winning educator, and nationally recognized expert on gifted learners.



A list of organizations and websites recommended by Dr. Susan Paynter.

National Association for Gifted Children

NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.


AGATE is a nonprofit organization, that seeks to make available national, state, and local resources which contribute to the education and development of high ability learners. Our goal is to optimize and actualize the potential of every student, including those diverse students from every demographic and locality who are capable of the highest levels of achievement. Our future leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers must be appropriately nurtured and stimulated, so that our state continues to prosper in the decades ahead. We strive to establish working relationships with other organizations supporting education and welfare of diverse learners throughout NYS.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted 

SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. SENG envisions a world where gifted, talented and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others. To this end, SENG reaches out to diverse communities that share our mission across the nation and the globe.

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page 

"Carolyn K.'s amazing array of resources for gifted and twice-exceptional families. Check back often. It's always being updated." — Dr. Paynter

A resource for parents, teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and gifted kids and adults.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development 

Formed in 1999, the Davidson Institute is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation funded by Bob and Jan Davidson. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference. We serve profoundly gifted young people 18 and under. Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. In addition, we provide information and educational opportunities for teachers, school administrators, school counselors, pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals. The Davidson Institute's services are based upon the following shared beliefs: Profoundly intelligent young people should not be denied what we desire for all young people. Their needs should be recognized and accommodated. Their uniqueness should be understood and nurtured. Rather than be locked into an age based curriculum, profoundly gifted young people should have the opportunity to be challenged to excel and achieve. 

Uniquely Gifted

"Meredith Warshaw's extensive collection of information on resources related to twice-exceptional issues. Meredith, a 2e newsletter columnist and Editorial Advisory Board member, features on Uniquely Gifted specific sections for parents, for professionals, and for kids. The site also includes a great listing of books to check out, plus a table of contents that makes it easy to find what you're looking for." — Dr. Paynter

A collection of resources for families with gifted/special needs children and professionals who work with them.


"Stop first at the twice-exceptional page to find articles and resources. Then get familiar with the law library and advocate library areas of the site. Visit the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities: a listing of advocates, clinics, associations, and other special needs resources for each state." — Dr. Paynter

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.