Thursday, 18 August 2016

2e Twice Exceptional The Movie

Contact: Catherine Kirby, Kids Like Us
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Date: Hobart: 27 and 28 August 2016
Launceston 29 August 2016
RSVP: Applications close on the day of the event

Intended Audience: Principals, Teachers, Special Needs Teachers, Gifted Teachers, Welfare Officers, Psychologists, Counselors

Kids Like Us KLU has been running screenings of Tom Ropelewski's 2e: Twice Exceptional for some time now, as in its fifty-four minute run time it offers a unique insight into the world of twice-exceptional 2e children.

2e people are incredibly unrepresented, with many unaware that they exist at all. These are people who are intellectually above average, while also having a challenge of some kind – this may be officially identified as living with one or more disabilities, learning differences or social emotional problems …or it may not. Often, as young people, they are discarded by the system, being seen as lazy, disengaged or troublemakers. Worse still is when they come to believe this themselves. These children are often anxious, depressed and even, in extreme cases, suicidal.

Screenings of 2e: Twice Exceptional are followed by an hour and a half panel discussion with an opportunity for reflections on the themes and issues raised by the documentary. These panels feature specialists in the education and life of 2e young people, including members of KLU staff, psychologists, parents and teachers – people that interact with 2e people on a daily basis, showing what they have learned and how they support those they care for.

By supporting this event, you will be supporting the most talented yet underrepresented children around. These children are dreamers, risk takers, entrepreneurs and social changers, but without support they may never achieve their full potential. Every screening of this film is an investment in the future, with an immediate impact on the present. Through this event, we will be able to encourage new ideas and new steps to support these vulnerable children in your area.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded.

A digital workbook is available if you register through

Date: Saturday 27 August 2016
Time: 3.30 p.m. one hour – Discussion panel to follow, one hour
Location: "No Limits" Conference Elizabeth College, Hobart conference participants only

Date: Sunday 28 August 2016
Time: 6.00 p.m. one hour– Discussion panel to follow one hour
Location: Parish Rooms, St George's Anglican Church, Battery Point, Hobart
This screening is free of charge and we encourage educators, mental health workers, parents and students
to attend.

Date: Monday 29 August 2016
Time: 12.30 pm one hour – Discussion panel to follow one hour
Location: Library, Launceston LINC
This screening is free of charge and we encourage educators, mental health workers, parents and students
to attend.   FLYER