Building 2e Awareness & Community 
2018 CONFERENCE

                                               Friday, November 9, 2018
                                   Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY  

Featuring


Keynote: Dr. Michael Postma

Executive Director of Supporting the Emotional
Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and author of
The Inconvenient Student


2e Education Expert: Dr. Lois Baldwin

Co-founder and President of the Association for
the Education of Gifted Underachieving
Students (AEGUS)

The day will close with a screening of award-winning director
Tom Ropelewski’s new documentary film 2e2: Teaching the Twice Exceptional.
Tom, also the director of the critically acclaimed documentary film

2e: Twice Exceptional, will be joining us for this special viewing.

This event is co-sponsored by the Molloy College Department of Social Work

SESSION SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION 7:30 – 8:15

WELCOME 8:30 – 8:45

SESSION 1  8:55 – 9:55

TR1: Special Education Law and 2e: How to Advocate for Your Child 
Scott Cohen, Esq | Lisa LaVardera, Esq | Ann Mergler, MBA | Bonnie Schinagle, Esq |
Miriam Nunberg, Esq
TR2: Striking a Balance: Helping Your Child Make Nutritional Choices That Support Their Appetite and Well Being
Marlo Mittler, MS RD
TR3: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Classroom – Part 1 
Lois Baldwin, Ed D

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SESSION 2   10:05 – 11:05

TR1: Overexcitabilities: A Theoretical Explanation of the Child Who is “More” 
Samara Blei, PhD
TR2: Sex, Drugs & Deodorant: How to Talk to 2e Tweens and Teens About Self-Care
Stephen Goldberg | Jacob Greebel |Melissa Sornik, LCSW| Moderated by Kim Pine Dougharty
TR3: Supporting 2e Kids in the Classroom – Continues From TR3, Session 1
Lois Baldwin, Ed D
See Description for TR3, Session 1

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SESSION 3  11:15 – 12:15

TR1: A Model for Developing a Strategic Treatment Plan for 2e Individuals Through Neuropsychological Assessment                            
Devon MacEachron, PhD
TR2: 2e for Life: Helping 2e Kids Self-Identify, Self-Advocate and Self-Actualize
Jennifer Buri da Cunha, MA EdS | Amy Gravino, MA | Eve Nealy | Neil Weintraub, LCSW
Moderated by Christine Keller, MA, MS Ed
TR3: Supporting 2e Kids in the Classroom – Continues From TR3, Session 2
Lois Baldwin, Ed D
See Description for TR3, Session 1

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LUNCH/VENDORS  12:15 – 1:05


KEYNOTE  1:15 – 2:15

Keynote Presentation: The Inconvenient Student
Michael Postma, PhD


SESSION 4  2:25 – 3:25

TR1: Bridging the Home/School Divide: How to Talk So Schools Will Listen
Jillian DiPietro, LMSW
TR2: Compassionate Parenting: Raising Children With Balance and Wholeheartedness
Lisa Zaretsky, CSW, LMSW, NYS Certified Teacher
TR3: Understanding Parents of Twice-Exceptional Children: Gaining Insight Into the Motivations and Behaviors That Accompany 2e Parenting 
Jenn Choi | Devon MacEachron, PhD | Ann Mergler, MBA | Eve Nealy | Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
Janine Torresson, MA


SESSION 5 3:35 – 4:35

TR1: Keeping Your Cool When Your Child Melts Down: Parenting Children Who Have Explosive Reactions 
Andrea Elrom, MA Ed
TR2: Your Oxygen Mask First: The Importance of Self-Care for Parents and How to Fit It In 
Heidi Beck, LAc
TR3: The Way In: How to Move Past Resistance to Support the Academic Challenges of 2e Students
Samara Blei, PhD and Laurie Stern, MS Ed

CLOSING REMARKS 4:45 – 4:55


SCREENING  5:00 – 6:45

Documentary Film Presentation
2e2: Teaching the Twice Exceptional – The Movie 
Tom Ropelewski