Diverse Needs Committee
Book Club 2023–24


The Skinner North Diverse Committee is planning a book discussion on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 8:30am.

Join our community of caregivers, teachers and staff to read and discuss Emily Kircher-Morris's book, Raising Twice-Exceptional Children: A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids.

We plan to provide a book for each family that would like to participate. Please let us know your interest by January 12, 2024 so that we can order books and have them available to you with plenty of time to read selections (or the whole book!) before we convene in May.

We look forward to learning together!

Book Club 2023-24 Signup:

The deadline for our second round of book club participants has passed. If you'd still like to participate, please reach out to sndiverseneeds@gmail.com.

From the author:

Just because a child is gifted doesn't mean they don't have other types of neurodivergence, like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more. Conversely, even children with one of these diagnoses can be cognitively gifted. Raising Twice-Exceptional Children provides you with a road map to understand the complex make-up of your "gifted-plus," or twice-exceptional, child or teen.

The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy. It also shows you effective ways to collaborate with teachers and school staff, and it offers advice on finding strengths-based strategies that support development at home.

For too long, these kids have fallen through the cracks. This book provides key information on how to best support neurodivergent children by leveraging their strengths while supporting their struggles.