The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Special Groups in Education

Special groups in education

Gifted and Talented


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), 3100 Clarendon Blvd., #600, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 620-3660. Chad Rummel, Executive Director, (703) 264-9404. Toll-free, (888) 232-7733.

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Web,, Twitter, @CECMembership and Facebook,

Membership association that acts on behalf of children with exceptionalities through advocacy, standards, and professional development. Sets professional standards for the field; publishes books, journals, newsletters, and other resources; and offers professional development for teachers and administrators, including an annual convention. Sponsors the Yes I Can! Awards for children with disabilities who excel. Monitors legislation and regulations.

National Assn. for Gifted Children, 1300 Eye St. N.W., #400E, 20005; (202) 785-4268. Fax, (202) 785-4248. John Segota, Executive Director.

General email,

Web,, Twitter, @NAGCGIFTED and Facebook,

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