Where Your Money Goes
GRO is aggressively pursuing its goals. In its first eighteen months, GRO raised over $54,000 in donations and an additional $25,000 in pledges. It is completing the first phase of its research and has participated in outreach about giftedness at over 30 events nation-wide.
In the the first phase of research, GRO is reviewing existing peer-reviewed studies on the physiological differences in the gifted brain. Our review is revealing that many studies provide a potential physiological rationale for the intensities commonly experienced by gifted individuals including intellectual, emotional, motor and sensory processing. These differences also help explain gifted traits and behaviors that parents report their child experiencing, but professionals often dismiss or misdiagnose. While GRO believes that this is just the beginning of understanding how the physiology of gifted individuals differs from the norm, as it progresses in its mission, we will not only have a better understanding of the physiology of this group of outliers, we will contribute to the better understanding, diagnosis, and the development of better medication and treatment protocols for ALL individuals.
The money you donate now, will be used for both further research as well as outreach.