2e twice exceptional the movie screenings in Tasmania

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By registering for a screening of 2e twice exceptional we will send you a pdf of the workbook that accompanies this film.

The workbook is free, however if you would like to make a donation to the Kids Like Us bursary fund that provides financial support to twice exceptional students to help them access the supports and services that they require we would be very grateful for your support.

Join Us for a Screening of 2e: Twice Exceptional, a Film by Thomas Ropelewski

Follow the personal journeys of a group of high school students in Los Angeles who have been identified as “twice exceptional”–gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. The Kids Like Us, a centre for the development of twice exceptional students in Melbourne, will screen the film, “2e: Twice Exceptional” on Saturday 27 August at the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted 2016 Conference as well as additional screenings in Tasmania.

“2e: Twice Exceptional” features illuminating and thought-provoking interviews with students, parents, teachers, psychologists, and therapists to present an honest, up-close look at what it’s like to be—or to be the parent or teacher of—a young person who’s both gifted and coming to terms with a learning difference. According to filmmaker, Thomas Ropelewski, these children vex their parents. “They are often considered ‘at risk,’” he says, “but they may very well grow up to change the world if they are given the chance to demonstrate and develop their abilities.” Among them may be the next Einstein, Mozart, or Steve Jobs… if they can survive the school system and their own eccentricities.

“2e: Twice Exceptional” was a 2015 Official Selection at the Richmond International Film Festival, the Portland Film Festival, the Silver Springs International Film Festival, and Dances With Films.

The screenings are sponsored by Westpac Community Grants.

If you would like to receive a copy of the workbook that accompanies this documentary please register your attendance here and a digital copy of the workbook will be sent to you.


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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


Date: Sunday 28 August 2016

Time: 6.00 p.m. (one hour) – Discussion panel to follow (one hour)

Location: TBC 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: 12.30pm (one hour) – Discussion panel to follow (one hour)

Location: TBC Launceston

This screening is free of charge and we encourage educators, mental health workers, parents and students to attend.

For further infomation contact: luk@kidslikeus.org.au

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