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MARCH 18, 19, 20 2020, NYC

The 2e study Center and The Quad Prep School in partnership with The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science announce the 2020 Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Education National Conference.


For the 7th year, Breakthroughs will bring together physicians, clinicians, educators, parents, and community members for three days of diversely knowledgeable speakers from across the disciplines.

Our 2020 presenters make an impact on the Twice-Exceptional movement each and every day. See Full Schedule Here 


FEATURING KEY NOTE SPEAKER TEMPLE GRANDIN. Drawing from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, Temple Grandin will speak on how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the autism spectrum, and much more.


  • Understanding All Kinds of Minds,Temple Grandin, PhD,

  • One Human Potential: Nurturing Talents and Cultivating Expertise, Sandra Kay, PhD

  • Not a Boy's Club: Empowering Autistic Girls, Haley Moss, Esq.,

  • Mapping the Margins: Understanding Intersecting Identities for Twice Exceptional Students, Renae Mayes, PhD



  • Flipped Mastery Learning: A Simple Guide, Cara Johnson

  • Adaptive Technology, Mark Surabian

  • Media Literacy and Q&A with Kimberly Busi and Sissel McCarthy, Sissel McCarthy

  • Design for Difference 2e Environments, Jennifer Carpenter and Irina Verona

  • An update and New Mechanisms of Social Competence in youth with ASD, Matthew Lerner, PhD

  • Focus on Neurodiversity, Susanne Bruyere, PhD, CRC

  • On Becoming a Talent Scout, Sandra Kay, PhD

  • Parenting, The Art of War, Neil Weintraub

  • Differentiated Instruction: What? Why? How?, Daniel Rosenberg

  • Intro to OT/Deeper Dive into OT , Prudence Heisler, OTR, S.P.O.T.S and Paula McCreedy

  • Assessing and Treating Anxiety in Children with and without ASD, Lauren Moskowitz, PhD

  • Creating a Secure World for Your 2e Child, Debbie Reber, MA

  • Understanding and Treating ADHD and disruptive behavior in children, Vasco Lopes, PsyD

  • Medication, Anthony Charuvastra, M.D

  • Stop Drop, and Role! Social Emotional Learning Through Tabletop Role Playing Games, Timm Woods, PhD and Julia Rutkovsky, LMSW

  • Classroom Environment, Jacqui Byrne

  • Vision and Learning: How to Achieve the Visual Skills needed for School, Andrea Thau, O.D,


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Become a sponsor today and BE SEEN at Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Education National Conference!


Breakthroughs  brings together more than 200 attendees across the fields of psychology, education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more! Plus, become exposed to parents of twice-exceptional children from all over the tristate area and beyond.


Secure your spot in our vendor hall and 40+ page program guide today 


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