Support Through Education

Our Mission

To cultivate the strengths and talents of gifted and 2e children while supporting their parents’ mental, physical, and emotional well-being through counseling, support groups, and other self-care strategies.

Our Vision

To create a society where neurodiversity is celebrated, and each person uses their unique talents to learn, work, and live a fulfilling life.

Founder and Director

Meet Gayle Bentley

The Bentley Center was founded by Gayle Bentley to provide support and education for gifted and twice-exceptional children and their families. She has taught in the public school system since 1999 and is a doctoral candidate in cognitive diversity in education.

Gayle serves on the board of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and regularly presents clinics at state and national conferences about gifted education and twice-exceptionality. She recently published her first book with Dr. Lin Lim, Using Picture Books to Help Little Ones Learn About Themselves.

The mother to three amazing neurodivergent sons, if there is anyone who understands this journey, it’s Gayle. Her empathy for parents as they seek an individualized “best fit” for their children’s educational needs and behavioral challenges is what led to the development of The Bentley Center.

Gayle Bentley - Founder and Director of The Bentley Center
Shep and Anna

"Gayle has been immeasurably helpful to our family. In trying to figure out the perfect placement for our neurodivergent son who did not thrive in a typical classroom setting, we were overwhelmed and feeling defeated. Gayle was motivating, encouraging, and efficient in directing us to the resources and school learning environment that was right for him. Her expertise and passion for neurodivergent children is inspiring and motivating. Our son would not be where he is emotionally or academically without her guidance. We are forever thankful."

Anna Goodman Client of The Bentley Center

"Gayle's experience, gained through decades of teaching students through the formative years of their lives, has made her an expert at identifying the educational needs of children. Her approach of looking at the entire child, their thought processes, their interests, their passions, their difficulties, and their capabilities sets her apart from many professionals in the field of education. Gayle's experiences as an educator, student, and mother make her uniquely qualified to guide parents to choices that will make a positive impact on the lives of their children."

Kelly Rosato Client of The Bentley Center