Advocating for Twice-Exceptional Children

The way twice-exceptional students (2e) receive their education and support services can be affected by all three branches of our government — judicial, executive (with its departments), and legislative. For example, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004, the most recent version) is national legislation that can deeply affect how twice-exceptional children are educated and, consequently, whether they thrive and reach their potential. IDEA is realized by the language in the legislation itself; by how the executive branch administers the law; and by how courts interpret the law and adjudicate conflicts in its application. However, the decisions and actions from the three branches of government can also be influenced by th...


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About J. Mark Bade

J. Mark Bade is a writer specializing in multimedia and print-based communication packages. He has been a professional writer since 1973 and in business for himself since 1979. He holds a B.S. in social sciences and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana.