Promoting a Comprehensive and Accurate Understanding of Giftedness Through Research and Outreach

- GRO's Mission Statement

GRO’s mission consists of two distinct, yet interrelated components which reflect its commitment to further the world’s understanding of giftedness through scientific research and to promote a comprehensive and accurate understanding through outreach.

The research arm of GRO is chartered with managing, funding, and distributing research that includes but is not limited to physiological, psychological, social and educational studies. GRO’s commitment to transparency is evidenced by its commitment to ensure that the research and resources it owns will be made available to the public at no charge.

The outreach arm of GRO is dedicated to promoting the understanding of giftedness through lectures, written material, and training.  An important component of the outreach effort is GRO’s online resource library where the public can find material ranging from scientific studies on gifted physiology to articles that help parents and professionals better understand and meet the unique psychological, educational, and emotional needs of gifted individuals.

Why the WORLD needs GRO

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that gifted individuals’ bodies respond differently.  Much like the medical field operated for years under the assumption that women’s bodies responded in the same way as men’s to medicine and procedures, the medical, psychological and educational communities currently operate under the assumption that the bodies and minds of gifted individuals react the same as non-gifted individuals.  This assumption persists despite many empirically validated published studies that indicate otherwise. Similar to how research into AIDS and cancer led to many seemingly unrelated advances in medicine, we believe that by better understanding this population of outliers, advances will be made in how all people, gifted or not, are educated, diagnosed, treated and medicated.

GRO’s combined mission of research and outreach, is exactly what the gifted community has been missing. By investing in interdisciplinary research, GRO will be in a position to increase our understanding of how the physiology affects psychology and education for all individuals. “GRO’s efforts to educate the medical, scientific, educational and many other helping professions, has already benefited 100’s of families. Join me in supporting their efforts to provide support and information to 1000’s more!”
Dan Peters, Ph.D, Co-Founder Summit Center, Author: Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears and From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
~ Joel A. Barker