What’s 2e?

It’s short for twice-exceptional, a term often used to describe kids who are exceptional because they’re gifted and because they have learning disabilities, learning disorders, attention difficulties, or just plain learning differences. Find out more.

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We're in transition!

This site is transforming into The 2e Resource, a place where the 2e community can come for information about raising, teaching, and working with twice-exceptional young people. It will be a place to learn about current happenings and access articles by experts in the field from the newsletter archives. Soon The 2e Resource will have a brand new website. 'Til then, here's a sample of what we have to offer.

Raising Heroes, by Deborah Ross-Swain and Elaine Fogel Schneider (3/7/19), looks at ways parents can support their children with learning differences

Want to know more about 2e advocacy? Check out these articles:

- “Organizing for 2e Advocacy
- “Learning the Language of 2e Advocacy
- “Resources for Education Advocacy
- “What is Special Education Law?
- “Interview with Matt Cohen, Special Education Attorney
- “How to Advocate for Your Students Without Losing Your Job

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, by Deborah Reber: A primer for parents that provides general strategies and guidelines for coming to grips with the reality of parenting a 2e child

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Spotlight on 2e Series:

Informative, easy-to-understand booklets (print or PDF) for parents, teachers, and others. Great for expanding your own understanding of twice-exceptionality or for helping others better understand these often misunderstood kids. 

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A New Title in the Spotlight on 2e Series

It’s What 2e Students Need: Setting Up 2e Learners  for SuccessThis latest addition to the series, based on research from the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, looks at the six factors critical to 2e students’ success. Find out more and order here.

We’re Having a Sale

Glen Ellyn Media’s Spotlight on 2e Series Spring Sale has begun. Get any of our 12  titles at a discount price: $10 for a printed booklet (plus shipping) or $7 for a PDF (same content, no shipping charge). Additional discounts available for ordering the entire set. Find out more and order hereSale ends April 27, 2019.

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Find the latest news and information of the interest to the 2e community giftedness, ASD, dyslexia, resources, and more. See the most recent post. See all past postings.

Looking for a good book for a 2e Reader?

See our book columnist Bob Seney's most recent annual list of top picks for gifted and 2e kids. Also, check out the newest addition to our Spotlight on 2e Series, Bob Seney: On Books. It's a collection of Professor Seney's columns from 2e Newsletter, filled with recommendations for books for gifted and twice-exceptional young people. Find it!

Find a service provider in our 2e Provider Database.

Check out our database of professionals who provide services to the 2e community. You can find a provider at http://2eproviders.info. You can refer a provider at http://2eproviders.info/submit; use 2edb as a username and access77 as a password.

In search of a school for your 2e child?

See our updated information on private schools for 2e kids, part of our listing of schools and programs for twice-exceptional children.

Free Information!

Take advantage of the many free resources available on our website. You'll find 15 years' worth of columns by current and past columnists ranging from reviews of book for 2e readers, to technology tips to help 2e learners, to experiences shared by parents of 2e children. Browse through nearly 50 articles on a host of 2e-related topics. Read about research-based teaching strategies that work for 2e learners. And visit the Advocacy area of our website, where you'll find articles, resources, and a valuable listing of Department of Education clarifications of federal law as it pertains to twice-exceptional students.

2e on YouTube

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Have you visited our YouTube channel, Your2eTV? There you'll find a video on "the basics of 2e" that tells what twice-exceptionality is all about. And there's more a video that features 2e expert and educator Susan Baum, Ph.D., providing tips to both parents and educators; a video featuring Beverly Trail, Ed.D., author of the book Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children (from Prufrock Press), who offers tips for educating twice-exceptional students; and a video by educational consultant Matthew Wanzenberg on the transition from high school to college for twice-exceptional students and how a coach can help during that transition. 


5 Things You Can Do to Be More Engaged in the 2e Community

We understand that whatever role you have in the 2e community (and some of you have multiple roles), you’re likely to be challenged for time. That said, we’d like to offer some ideas for ways in which we can all strengthen our community. Read more.


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