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Tue, Mar 05



Twice-Exceptionality Online Support Group

Join Heather Cachat and Christine Turo-Sheilds as they facilitate an online support group just for parents or caregivers of twice-exceptional children. Tuesdays, March 5-April 9, 2019, 8-9 PM EST. Limited to 10 people.

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Twice-Exceptionality Online Support Group
Twice-Exceptionality Online Support Group

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2019, 8:00 PM – Apr 09, 2019, 9:00 PM


About The Event

This 2e online support group is for parents and caregivers of twice-exceptional children. We discuss a variety of topics that are specific to parenting 2e children at any stage of their child’s life. We encourage both parents or caregivers to be part of the group, although we understand that isn’t always possible. Our time is late for the U.S. east coast, but we often have participants from around the world!

Some of the topics covered:

· The 2e Brain

· Communication

· Risk & Resilience

· Self-Management

· Peer Relationships

· Collaboration and Organization


Heather Cachat is an educator of gifted children in an Ohio school district. She has worked with many 2e children from an educational aspect over the last eighteen years. She also has two gifted boys, one of whom is twice-exceptional. Heather is a Master Facilitator and Trainer for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG). She also moderates the Twitter chat #ohiogtchat where Ohio professionals have the opportunity to share strategies, techniques, and knowledge for better assisting the gifted community. In her free time, you can find Heather online at Central Ohio Gifted Support or at home sharing her love of reading with her children.


Christine Turo-Shields, LCSW, LCAC EMDR therapist has a personal and professional passion of working in the world of the gifted. . . raising 2e children, one gifted and one profoundly gifted child. She has worked with hundreds of gifted children, teen, and adults. She knows the blessings and burdens of the minds of our brightest! Many gifted individuals struggle with emotional angst, relationships, academic achievement and personal fulfillment. They often struggle with special needs/twice-exceptionalities as well. As an expert in the GT/HA world, she consults with school districts on case consultations regarding gifted students as well as conducts and coordinates trainings and presentations for educators and parents. She coaches gifted parents, introducing them resources which will aid in navigating their children’s world emotionally, socially and behaviorally.

Christine has been an integral part of developing the Gifted Family Program for Central Indiana Mensa – a program so successful that it won the American Mensa Gifted Children Program Award for 2010. Her article, "The Rocket Science of Raising Gifted Kids" has been published in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) newsletter, and she has been a presenter at the NAGC and SENG national conferences, most notably on trauma healing among gifted individuals. She has consulted with PGR (Profoundly Gifted Retreat) as a member of the Behavior Team.


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    For individuals who are current members of SENG. If the registrant is not a member and signs up for this level, SENG will balance bill the registrant for the cost of a non-member registration or charge you the cost of a membership. If you would like to become a member, visit

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