Civic involvement: Co-Founder and Director of SOS for 2e (Supports, Options and Solutions for Twice Exceptional
Children) and board of directors for Chicago Gifted Community Center
Instead, I wish to shine a light on the original intent of the program.Has it worked?Has it not?You see, I run the Gateway Academy in Phoenix.It is private, and one of only five schools in the country that educates a "pure population" of children in grades K-12 with Asperger's Syndrome.We call them "twice exceptional
," because they are high-performing, caring, beautiful students.
A profile of gifted individuals with autism: The twice exceptional
Even more challenging are twice exceptional
children, or 2e, those who are both gifted and have a learning or emotional disability or challenge.
learners: effects of teacher preparation and disability labels on gifted referrals.
- "2E: Twice Exceptional
," "Creatively Maladjusted" and "Welcome," Bijou Metro 5 p.m.
Another group often left out of gifted programs are students known as "twice exceptional
." Such students may have a behavior disorder or act out in class, but they are also academically gifted.
She focuses on children with verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities; cognitive exceptionalities like mild intellectual disabilities, the twice exceptional
, and traumatic brain injuries; attentional disorders; social disorders like behavioral and emotional disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and abuse and addictions; and motor disorders.
What if I am gifted and gay, or twice exceptional
(gifted and have a disability)?
Joey's parents provided school personnel with articles on gifted children with Asperger's Disorder from 2e: The Twice Exceptional
Newsletter as well as other resources from the gifted counselor/ consultant.
Gifted and learning disabled: Twice exceptional
This type of coursework or inservice training could serve to inform teachers of a broadened view of giftedness and increase awareness and identification of underidentified students, including the twice exceptional