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2e: Twice Exceptional Documentary Film

  • Talent Development Cooperative 316 Sea Cliff Avenue Sea Cliff, NY, 11579 United States (map)

Director Tom Ropelewski’s award-winning documentary film, 2e: Twice Exceptional examines the concept of “twice exceptionality” – gifted or highly gifted children with learning disabilities and/or differences – from the perspectives of the students themselves, as well as their parents and educators.

These students have vexed their parents and are often considered “at risk” by traditional school systems. Yet they are our next-gen geniuses, mavericks and dreamers – Malcolm Gladwell’s budding “outliers.”

They may grow up to change the world… if they can survive the American school system and their own eccentricities.

2e: Twice Exceptional focuses on middle school and high school students at Bridges Academy in Studio City, California. Bridges Academy is one of the first schools in America dedicated solely to the education of 2e students. Bridges is the home of the 2e Research Center and has attracted the interest of the international educational community for its inspired approach in looking “outside the box” to develop creative educational solutions to engage these unique students.

Parents, caregivers and educators are encouraged to attend this free presentation that will include a Q&A session with 2e expert and consultant Melissa Sornik.