The practice of Melissa Sornik LCSW, PLLC offers support groups and workshops for parents of twice exceptional children and adolescents. Workshops are designed to meet the level of 2e experience, knowledge and understanding of group participants including those who are new to the concept of 2e. The practice offers research based practices, tools, techniques and information that parents can implement right away in the care of their children and themselves. Our systems approach to treatment is carried through in our workshops that take into consideration the need to support all family members. 

Workshops will be held throughout the year and will be facilitated, or co-facilitated, by Melissa Sornik, Lisa Zaretsky, and Maratea Cantarella. Other workshops and events featuring guest speakers will also be scheduled. Most workshops are held at our Sea Cliff location and may be attended in person or via videoconference. 

Parents who are interested in a SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) support group workshop model that is tailored to the needs of twice exceptional children and their families should consider signing up for Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy's (TECA) monthly online support groups (co-facilitated by Melissa Sornik and TECA executive director Maratea Cantarella). Semi-monthly onsite parent support groups are offered on Sundays from September through June.

Check our calendar for upcoming events and workshops. Register for events and workshops on the Talent Development Cooperative (TDC) website.  


Upcoming Event Highlights

(see calendar for details)

TBD 2e/Gifted Parent Support Groups (schedule coming in late August)

Thursday, Oct 17th, 7-9 pm 2e: Twice Exceptional - Documentary Film

Thursday, Dec 5th, 7-9 pm 2e2: Teaching the Twice Exceptional - Documentary Film

Friday, Nov 8th, 8 am - 6 pm Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy (TECA) 2019 Annual Conference: Building 2e

Awareness & Community at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY




Your child can be either gifted or LD, it’s against district policy to be both.”
— A school administrator to the parent of a twice-exceptional child