Where Your Money Goes
GRO is aggressively pursuing its goals. In its first six months of existence, GRO raised over $46,000 and has completed 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 reviewed over 1,000 studies in peer reviewed publications on the physiological differences in the gifted brain. Our review revealed many studies that provide a 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, and 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. The next phase of research will be an in-depth literature investigation of the commonly reported associations of giftedness with gastrointestinal dysfunction, allergies, metabolism, social anxiety, and auditory and visual processing.