2019 Building 2e Awareness &

Community Conference

                    Friday, November 8, 2019
                    Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

                   8:00 AM – 5:45 PM 

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Debbie Reber, MA

Founder, TiLT Parenting, author of Differently Wired: The Parents’ Guide for Raising an Atypical Child

Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who, before creating TiLT Parenting, spent more than ten years writing inspiring books for women and teens and speaking about issues like media literacy, self-esteem, and confidence.

Sponsorship and Ticket Information


(This schedule is subject to change)

Session Selection Guide

Track 1: Fundamentals for those new to the concept of twice exceptionality

Track 2: These sessions look at some of the common challenges 2e children and their families deal with and ways to address those challenges.

Track 3: For those familiar with 2e. Includes session topics related to parenting, pre-teens and teenagers.

Track 4: For Professionals Only. These sessions address the concerns of professionals working with 2e children and adolescents in school and clinical settings.

SESSION 1  9:00 – 10:00

TR1: Understanding Central Auditory Processing Disorders in the 2e child
Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-Sp/A
TR2: Executive Function Challenges and Supports
Evan Flamenbaum, DSW
TR3: Mindfulness Tips and Tools For Living and Working With Neurodiverse Populations
Lisa Zaretsky, CSW, LMSW, NYS Certified Teacher
TR4: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Classroom – Part 1
Lois Baldwin, Ed D


SESSION 2   10:10 – 11:10

TR1: The Neuropsychological Evaluation: A Roadmap to Understanding and Accommodating 2e Students 
Peter Pramataris, Psy D
TR2: Growing Up 2e
Zachary Gershon and Jacob Greebel, M EdS, MSW
TR3: Parenting and the Art of War
Neil Weintraub, LSCW
TR4: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Classroom – Part 2
Lois Baldwin, Ed D

SESSION 3  11:20 – 12:20

TR1: Special Education Law and Twice Exceptionality: How to Advocate for Your Child
Panel Discussion with Greg Cangiano, Esq | Lisa LaVardera, Esq | Ann Mergler, MBA | Miriam Nunberg, Esq | Mindy Ross-Knaster, Ms
TR2: Sensory Processing Challenges and the 2E Student
Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L
TR3: Sexuality and the Spectrum: Lessons on Sex, Dating, and Love, Autism-Style
Amy Gravino, MA
TR4: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Classroom – Part 3
Lois Baldwin, Ed D

Lunch  12:20 – 1:20

Geanys Recognition 1:20 – 1:30

KEYNOTE  1:30 – 2:45

Keynote Presentation: Accepting Our Children For Who They Are. By Debbie Reber

SESSION 4  2:55 – 3:55

TR1: Overexcitabilities: A Theoretical Explanation of the Child Who is “More”
Melissa Sornik
TR2: Reading the Signs of Stealth Dyslexia
Jacob Greebel, M EdS, MSW
TR3: Sensory Smart™ Strategies for Parents of 2E Students
Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L
TR4: The Secret Sauce: Creating Inclusive Environments That Work For 2e Students
Panel Discussion with Georgia Brandeis MS Ed | Stephen Goldberg | Christine Keller, MA, MS Ed | Adam Simon
Moderated by Kim Pine Dougharty

SESSION 5 4:05 – 5:05

TR1: Bridging the Home/School Divide: How to Talk So Schools Will Listen
Allison La Rosa, LCSW, ACSW
TR2: An Evidence-Based Treatment Roadmap: Navigating and Understanding the Treatment Landscape
Matthew S. Pagirsky, PsyD
TR3: Assistive Technology for the 2e Student
Jenn Choi
TR4: Sensory Smart™ Strategies for the Educators of 2E Students
Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L

Storytelling, Closing Remarks 5
:15 – 5:30

Storytelling with Debbie Reber