Welcome to the 2E Resources pages of Sosne Kondé Policy Solutions, PLLC. May these resources help you to better understand twice-exceptional children and their legal rights, as well as the laws, regulations, and administrative processes you will need to apply to guarantee those rights.
This 2E Resources page is not a substitute for legal advice. Please consider us for legal counseling, strategy sessions, drafting of IEPs or 504 Plans, and/or representations in meetings, hearings, or court. We can guide you through the morass of laws, regulations, and resources and provide workable strategies to move forward. Hopefully these resources will also help you to partner more effectively and efficiently with us.
As we find new resources, we will continue to update and expand this page.
Laws and Regulations
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (newest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965)
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Justice Department Summaries
- Wrightslaw Summaries of Special Education Law (including Wrightslaw discussion of Endrew)
States’ Special Education Resources
Local Districts’ 2E Resources
- Arlington County Schools (APS) – VA – 2E Resources
- Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) – VA – 2E Resources (see FCPS 2E Guidebook, published in Fall 2019)
- Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) – MD – 2E Description (including a process for 2E identification)
- Loudon County Public Schools (LCPS) – VA – LCPS 2E Site (“in development as the Office of Special Education and the division of Gifted Services work in collaboration to provide programming and resources”)
- Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) – MD – 2E Resources and Programs
2E Blog – Changing the Narrative on 2E
Read our upcoming series of articles on CHANGING THE NARRATIVE ON 2E.
Here’s an excerpt from the January 6, 2020 post:
Twice-exceptional (2E) children have both gifts and special needs, so schools need to see them as individuals and act accordingly. Often schools focus their efforts on addressing the behavioral challenges from ADHD or ASD, for example, and then they’re done. In focusing only on the challenges, however, school staff often forget that 2E students are gifted, with the potential to see, achieve, and reach past our wildest dreams. Schools need to “change the narrative” – focusing instead on supporting children to meet their potential, achieve, and serve our communities as adults. 2E students think outside-the-box and make connections that neurotypical children may not make so easily. We need to nurture their talents and support them toward high achievement, whether that’s getting them college-ready, preparing them for employment, supporting their invention ideas, or mentoring their entrepreneurial dreams.
See our post on high school planning: Finding 2E Students’ Strengths and Planning Accordingly (January 11, 2020)
Other Helpful Websites
2e Newsletter – https://www.2enewsletter.com/ (transitioning to “The 2E Resource”)
2e Movie – Documentary about Twice-Exceptional Students – http://2emovie.com/
A Day In Our Shoes – Don’t IEP Alone – https://adayinourshoes.com/
ADDitude – Strategies and Support for Attention Deficit and Related Conditions – ADDitudemag.com
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) – https://chadd.org/
Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates (COPAA) – https://www.copaa.org/
Hoagies Gifted Education Page – www.hoagiesgifted.org
Learning Disabilities Association of America – LDANATL.org
National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) – www.nagc.org
National Education Association (NEA) – 2006 Manual on the Twice Exceptional Dilemma (includes suggestions for teachers)
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) – www.sengifted.org
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities – www.SmartKidswithLD.org
Understood (along with 14 other founding nonprofit organizations) – www.understood.org
Virginia Family Special Education Connection (out of GMU) – https://vafamilysped.org/