Twice Exceptional – 2E

“Some gifted children have learning difficulties. Estimates of how many vary greatly, anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of the population to as high as 20 percent of all gifted children. One common term for these children is GT/LD – gifted and talented/learning disabled. Another – one that encompasses a broader range of problems that affect learning – is twice-exceptional, or 2e. This term refers to the fact that some gifted children are exceptional both because of their strengths and because of their limitations. Coupled with high intelligence, these children also may have one or more learning disabilities, attention deficit, emotional or behavior problems, or other types of learning difficulties.” …from

The following is a list of organizations that provide assistance to children and families:

PACER Offers assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children.

2E (Twice Exceptional )Website  (offers information newsletter subscription):
This website and publications focuses on twice-exceptional children, including on parenting, education, and meeting their social and emotional needs.

Wrightslaw Wrightslaw presents accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.  While not specifically focused on the 2e child, the information offered by Wrightslaw is invaluable for parents of 2e kids.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
Comprehensive information about ADHD including new research, treatments and links to individual state chapters of CHADD.

Broad range of information about learning disabilities and differences and their implications for academic and social development.

NLD On the Web
Focuses on nonverbal learning disabilities including information on subtypes, diagnostic criteria, and links to parent-friendly resources.

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Associatio
Includes information about nonverbal learning disorders, how they may be evidenced at home and school and offers suggestions for treatment options.

Asperger’s Connection
This web site allows individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, their families and anyone with an interest in Asperger’s to interact and support one another. Expert panels provide professional guidance and short courses to site visitors, as well as additional related web resources.

Center for Collaborative Problem Solving
This site focuses on understanding and meeting the behavioral challenges of  inflexible children, including strategies for intervention that meet the needs of most children and their families.


Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children

Turbulent Minds: Gifted, ADD, or Both

The Role of Parents in Helping Gifted Children with Learning Problems

Reducing Stress: Helping twice-exceptional students understand their exceptionalities