In The Know | Twice Exceptional Kids

Airdate: January 2023

2e children, as the shorthand goes, are intellectually gifted and neurodivergent, living with at least one learning disability such as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, or other learning differences. Because of that profile — one in which their intellectual prowess may camouflage their disability or their clear-cut disability lands them in special education settings with students below their academic prowess — schools often find serving 2e students proves to be a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. It’s no wonder that twice-exceptional students are among the most under-identified and underserved cohorts in schools. On this episode, we visit Cate Dunn, an Arizona twice-exceptional teenager who through her podcast is giving voice and shedding light on the 2e life.

“A World of Difference” special correspondent Mabel Jong brings us the story.