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Living and Learning 2e

Twice-exceptional students have few forums to express their lived educational experiences. REEL is pleased to launch “Living and Learning 2e,” a new blog series dedicated to giving twice exceptional children, teens, and young adults a place to share their voices.

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Chris attended several elementary, middle, and high schools in Silicon Valley, both private and public.

Increase Flexibility, Decrease Frustration: A 2e Teen's Story

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Ava M. attended Palo Alto Unified School District schools through her 10th grade year, when she discovered how her mental health diagnosis affects her learning style and executive functions.

Unconditional Support Uncovers the Unseen Talents: A 2e Teen’s Story

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Mike M. attended Palo Alto Unified School District for elementary and middle schools.

Patience and Understanding Required: A 2e Teen’s Story

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Noah is a twice-exceptional 11th grader at one of the Summit Public Schools in the SF Bay Area.

Superhumans Held Back by Mental Chains: A 2e Teen’s Story

A group for Peninsula parents where we can ask questions, share resources, discuss advocating for our 2e kids in school and support one another.

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Serena C. is our fifth guest blogger. During her elementary and middle school years, she attended her local public schools in Cupertino, and now is a senior at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California.

It’s Not an Excuse, It’s a Reason: A 2e Teen’s Story

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Lucy Kross Wallace is our sixth guest blogger. She is currently a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in comparative literature and psychology.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving: A 2e Teen’s Story

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Video: Neurodivergent panelists - including high school and college students as well as an alumna and educator at a school for twice exceptional learners - share their experiences as K-12 students, including what neurodiversity means to them, what neurodiversity-related advocacy or education looks like from their perspective, and which educational support structures have been most helpful.

What Works and Wish List for K-12 Student Experience

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Video: Amy Faigin is a neurodivergent educator, activist and individual. What does it mean to be an adult? How is the transition to adulthood addressed in neurodivergent populations? Amy explores the social and emotional elements of this transition and how we can better support our students and children through this process.

Rethinking Adulthood: A Neurodiverse Trajectory

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Video: While every 2e learner is different, come hear the common themes that emerged across the six bloggers’ experiences that shine a light on ways parents and educators can better support them, then hear from a couple of the bloggers themselves!

Living and Learning 2e: What Teens Say

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Article: While every 2e learner is different, common themes emerge across the six bloggers’ experiences that shine a light on ways educators can better support these neurodivergent students.

2e Voices: The Secrets of Supporting Us