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The Quad Preparatory School presents

Breakthroughs Conference in Twice-Exceptional Futures

Annual Conference

in partnership with The Cooper Union and the 2e Study Center

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2023 Breakthroughs Conference from March 15-17, 2023 at The Cooper Union in New York City!

Be on the lookout for announcements about our 2024 Breakthroughs Conference!

The Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Futures Conference is an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) through The New York State Education Department (NYSED). 


If you would like a certificate of completion for CTLE, please reach out to

10 years of Innovation in Neurodiverse Education and Beyond

The three-day Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Futures Conference connects leaders across fields and industries with a shared commitment to neurodiversity. Each year, hundreds of conference participants from across the country join us to learn about the latest breakthroughs in neuroinclusive, twice-exceptional futures — in education and beyond.


Presented by The Quad Preparatory School, a longtime leader and innovator in the field of neurodiverse 2e education, Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Futures explores and celebrates the opportunities and impact twice-exceptional individuals experience in fields ranging from architecture to ecology, from technology to finance to the arts. Twice-exceptional individuals and industry and educational leaders also share innovative new approaches to neuroinclusivity in their fields. We look forward to a dynamic three days of in-person panels, presentations, keynote speakers, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions. 

For our 2023 Breakthroughs Conference, we were joined by an incredible lineup of speakers, including Haley Moss, Rebecca Sime Nagasawa, Carolyn Livingston, Zhara Astra, Elizabeth Waters, Adrianne Kadzinski, Debbie Reber, Sarah Ward, Jennifer Carpenter, and Nancy Tarshis. Our speaker lineup was rounded out with several other dynamic speakers from colleges and universities, neurodiverse professionals in fields ranging from media to finance, educators and clinicians, and other leaders and innovators who are making an impact as we work to build a more neuroinclusive world. 

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We invite twice-exceptional, neurodiverse individuals and all those interested in building a more inclusive, neurodiverse future — in education, tech, finance, and beyond —  to join us at our 2024 Breakthroughs Conference! More details to come soon. 

Interested in getting involved? You can reach us at

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite your organization to sponsor the Breakthroughs Conference in Twice-Exceptional Futures, an annual event that brings together experts and advocates from around the world to discuss and share research and approaches to supporting and empowering twice-exceptional individuals. Sponsorship of this conference will not only support neurodiversity and inclusion, but will also provide your organization with promotional and networking opportunities, including priority logo placement and full access to conference programming. Your sponsorship will show your commitment to supporting twice-exceptional individuals and creating a neuroinclusive future.

If you are interested in sponsoring our 2024 Breakthroughs Conference, please reach out to with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your participation!


The Nancy Tarshis Legacy Fellowship

The Quad Preparatory School is so pleased to announce the new Nancy Tarshis Legacy Fellowship in honor and celebration of the extraordinary contributions of longtime Quad Prep educator and clinician Nancy Tarshis. 

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