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In This Issue
2e Movie screening in San Francisco on 2/13
2e: Twice Exceptional the Movie will play at the Palace of Fine Arts, Innovation Hangar Theater, San Francisco, on Saturday, February 13, 2:00 pm. Panel discussion follows with Dr. Dan Peters, filmmaker Tom Ropelewski, and Susan Baum, Ph.D., Director of The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy.   Tickets
Camp Summit Registration Opens
Camp Summit
Camp Summit for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative is now bicoastal! Camp Summit West will take place June 19-25 in the Marin Headlands, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  All new Camp Summit East will take place August 7-13 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.   Camp Summit is a week-long overnight summer camp designed specifically for gifted students ages 9 through 15.  Learn more
Upcoming Events
California Association for the Gifted 54th Annual Conference, February 26-28, Palm Springs, CA. 
"Unlocking Potential Through Gifted Strategies, Following Pathways to Practice." Program includes pre-conference tracks for parents and educators. Summit Center's Dr. Paula Wilkes and Lisa Hancock will speak. Learn more
"A person with a history of academic success may still be a person with a disability who is entitled to testing accommodations. "

- ADA Guidelines
Summit Center Update
February 2016

If your would like to understand more about your child's learning profile, how to gain coping skills for your child, or how to help your child reach their full potential, give us a call.
New Guidelines on Testing Accommodations for Learning Disabilities
Our friends at Dyslexic Advantage are helping to get the word out new guidelines from US Department of Justice regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act for students with learning disabilities. In particular, these guidelines:
  * reduce the requirement to re-test if the student previously qualified for accommodations;
  * state that twice exceptional students - those who are gifted with one or more learning differences - still qualify for assistance even if they are not failing classes
  * students who previously qualified should still receive accommodations for college, graduate school, licensing, and trade examinations

For example, the guidelines state, "A person with a history of academic success may still be a person with a disability who is entitled to testing accommodations under the ADA." 

Not all schools may be aware of these guidelines as they were just posted (even though they are dated 2014).

Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children Webinar with Dr. Stephen Chou
We are pleased to bring our knowledge and professional expertise directly to parents.

Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children - Webinar with Dr. Stephen Chou     The growth and development of gifted children is a wondrous process. Summit Center's Dr. Stephen Chou, licensed psychologist, will incorporate concepts within the field of giftedness (such as precocity, asynchronous development, and overexcitabilities), to help parents understand their child's social and emotional development and how to navigate through potential difficulties. Wednesday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 pm Pacific. Webinars are recorded for later viewing. Learn more

Check out our past webinars! Available recordings include:
  • Math Difficulites with Dr. Nancy Knop
  • Living With Intensity with Dr. Susan Daniels
  • Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship with Dr. Dan Peters
  • Spiritual Lives of Gifted Children with Dr. Paula Wilkes
  • Organizing Chaos in a Gifted Family with Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.
  See All Summit Center Webinars
New! Spring Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted & 2e Begins March 7 in Oakland
Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.
Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed. Group Facilitator
Are you challenged with parenting a gifted or twice-exceptional child?
You are not alone! Gifted and twice-exceptional kids require a different framework. Join our discussion group for guidance and support to solve parenting problems while taking care of yourself. In response to popular demand, we've added this session for spring. The group meets on MONDAY evenings, beginning March 7 for 6 weeks, in a meeting space across from Rockridge BART in Oakland.

Space is limited, so register by 2/28 to guarantee your space. Learn more