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.

For Parents

  1. Start or join a parents’ group either online or in your geographic area.
  2. Learn advocacy techniques, for example from the Wrightslaw website.
  3. Read a book on a relevant 2e topic. See reviews in the newsletter, on this website, or in our booklet The 2e Reading Guide. (Don’t forget that subscribers get a discount on the booklet.)
  4. Consider the educator’s position – likely short on time, resources, and budget.
  5. Learn from speakers at local and national conferences like the annual SENG conference or NAGC Convention.

For Educators

  1. Read a book on a relevant 2e topic. See reviews in the newsletter, on our website, or in our booklet The 2e Reading Guide. (Take advantage of your subscriber discount for the booklet).  
  2. Appreciate the parent’s position – deeply concerned about the child’s potential and wellbeing.
  3. Help other educators understand the plight of the twice-exceptional child and family.
  4. Share your knowledge and experience in places like our Facebook page, in relevant LinkedIn groups, or via other social media.
  5. Attend professional development events such as the annual SENG conference or NAGC Convention.

For Clinicians and Counselors

  1. Start a parents’ group. SENG can offer guidance and training.
  2. Advocate at schools.
  3. Share what you know at conferences and on social media.
  4. Write an article for publication locally or in a professional journal.
  5. Write an article for 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter!

Together we can improve the resources available to the 2e community, support each other, and help those great twice-exceptional kids reach their potential.