One Parent’s Mission to Light the Way for 2e Families

When it comes to supporting parents and educators of twice-exceptional students, and 2e kids themselves, Julie Skolnick sums up her mission in two words: "relieve loneliness." 

Skolnick is the founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, a Maryland-based organization supporting 2e students, adults, and parents through consulting services, podcasts, resources, and a virtual conference called 2 Days of 2e.  She sees the massive obstacles standing in the way of twice-exceptional students struggling to be heard, their parents wanting to advocate for them, their therapists needing to identify them, and their teachers having to create learning strategies for them. 

“Teachers are lonely,” Skolnick says. “For the teachers who get 2e, they’re...


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About Stuart Matranga

Stuart Matranga is an author and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Maxim, and other magazines. As a teacher, he specializes in students who are reluctant readers. Stuart has extensive experience teaching and working with twice-exceptional students.