Created by parents of gifted children for parents of gifted children

What We Do and Who We Are


The mission of the National Center for Gifted Services is to provide education and support to parents and educators of gifted children. All members of the Center share a common goal of supporting the growth and development of asynchronous learners so these children have an opportunity to develop into happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults.

Gifted children have the capacity to make significant contributions to the world. Unfortunately, some academic and social environments, in which gifted children often find themselves, can be unsupportive at best and hostile at worst.


The National Center for Gifted Services was founded by Chris Croll, mom to a profoundly gifted 12-year-old son and a twice-exceptional (ADHD/gifted) 10-year-old son. Five years before starting the Center, Chris founded Loudoun County Parents of Gifted Students, a nonprofit that now serves almost 1,000 families with gifted children living outside of Washington D.C. Chris has produced over 40 educational events for parents of gifted children and she has participated in programs run by the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC), the Society for the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and Davidson Institute. Chris is also a member of the Gifted Advisory Committee of Loudoun County Public-Schools. Through her work with gifted parents, educators and professionals, Chris identified a gap in the support available for parents raising gifted children in the United States. The National Center for Gifted Services is focused on providing that support. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ithaca College (NY).