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Connection & access to education

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How to Graduate College with a Job You Love & Less Debt: Jullien Gordon at TEDxMidwest

The former, linear model of success is obsolete. Students are not getting the return on education investments that they did just 1 decade ago. Jullien Gordon helps this new generation realize their full potential by identifying four types of capital that blend work in harmony.

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Four Ways Institutions Can Increase Student Veterans’ Sense of Belonging on Campus

Research continues to show that student veterans are less likely to view themselves as part of a campus community than civilian students.

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Understanding Autism Diagnosis and Assessment

What is the process of evaluating a child for autism? What does the profile of an autistic twice-exceptional person look like? Why are girls’ autism symptoms often missed?

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Sticks and Stones: Neurodiversity and Bullying

When children better understand bullies and how to stand up to them, they also better understand themselves. Amanda Morin joins Emily to talk about diverse personalities and power dynamics, and helping neurodiverse kids understand bullying, on episode 62.

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Twice Exceptionality + Cultural Diversity = 3e

Kids who are both twice-exceptional and from culturally diverse populations have been dubbed “3e learners” by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis and others. On episode 63, Emily and Joy talk about identifying these students, and training educators to better help them reach their highest potential.

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The Ethos of Creativity

Are there connections between neurodiversity and creativity? We have Dr. Todd Kettler from Baylor University, author of Developing Creativity in the Classroom, to share what he’s learned.

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A Talk with a 2e Pioneer

On episode 65 Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Dr. Susan Baum about her early experience with “green” kids, and how the term twice-exceptional was born. They also discuss ideas for parents and educators that will help them guide 2e kids to success.

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Misinformation, Misunderstandings, and Myths in Education

When factual, peer-reviewed data is hard to find, or hidden behind paywalls, we often end up relying on pseudo-science or questionable information. In fact, some long-held beliefs in the area of neurodiversity are based on little more than anecdotal evidence.

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Gifted and 2e’s Place in the Neurodiversity Movement

“Neurodiversity” is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of atypical diagnoses. Where do the gifted and twice-exceptional communities fit into that landscape? What are we learning about neurodiverse people?

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When Neurodiversity Meets Existentialism

With the death toll still rising from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s especially easy for neurodivergent people to wax existential. They question life, worry about death, and generally ask, “what’s it all about?”

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