Welcome

We are a volunteer alliance of parents, educators, and professionals who have come together to support the needs of New York’s gifted and twice-exceptional (2E) student population and their families.

We want to:

  • Build awareness and understanding of what it means to be gifted or twice exceptional
     

  • Promote federal, statewide, and local policies and initiatives that support and protect these underrepresented children in our schools
     

  • Create community for gifted and twice exceptional children and their families

Founding Members

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  • Founder, 2e Kids ROC

  • Partners in Policymaking Graduate, Parent to Parent Support Parent

  • MS Public Policy and Management

  • Professional experience in analytics, data and project management

Rochester

Amanda Christy

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  • Gifted Education Alliance of New York State, co-founder

  • Homeschooler Mom

  • MA Ed, Curriculum & Instruction

Cazenovia

Laura Hard af Segerstad

  • Founder, Central New York Gifted Youth

  • Member, Mensa

  • BS Architecture

Oneida

Jennifer Roberts

  • Executive Director, TECA (Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy)

  • Former development consultant for national and international organizations including  education, human rights, medical research, mental health and social justice programs

Brooklyn and Long Island

Maratea Cantarella

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  • 2eNYC (Parents of Twice Exceptional Children in NYC)

  • NYS OMH Family Peer Advocate

  • NYC Citywide Council on Special Education

  • IEP parent advocate

New York City

Amber Decker

  • Founder, 2eNYC (Parents of Twice Exceptional Children in NYC) Listserv

  • 2e and special education advocate

  • Assistive tech coach

  • Founder, Toys As Tools Toy Reviews

  • Former Contributor, Forbes.com

New York City

Jennifer Choi

Guiding Principles
  • Embrace that it takes a village...or in this case, a state

  • Focus on areas of strength to guide our contribution

  • Acknowledge that we have room to grow and learn

  • Accept that we will evolve

  • Understanding that making effective progress takes time

  • Demonstrate understanding, flexibility, open-mindedness, and trust

  • Encourage broad and diverse contribution

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