Ken Dickson, GT/LD Advocate


We’re excited to welcome our featured guest, Ken Dickson. Please stay tuned to read Ken’s upcoming article. Ken recently presented “Strategies to Enrich Twice-Exceptional (2e) Professional Development Sessions” at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 15th from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. We also invite you to learn more about Ken.

Ken has been an educator for 41 years, with 30 of those years serving in K-12 administrative roles for exceptional needs learners. His primary interests focuses on maximizing the potential of children with exceptional needs and relationships between cultural and academic diversity. These interests include:

  • Overcoming underrepresentation in advanced education environments and overrepresentation in special education programs;
  • K-12 special and general educational public policy and practice;
  • Administrator and teacher professional development regarding learners with unique learning needs and
  • Parent/community engagement.

Ken frequently presents and writes on advanced education topics, cultural diversity and academic relationships in a variety of forums.  He continues to support exceptional needs learners through his service on numerous committees and Boards, including:

  • The Association for Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) where he serves as Child Youth Advocacy Network Coordinator;
  • CEC’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners Division;
  • The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Twice-Exceptional Community of Practice;
  • NAGC ‘s Special Populations Network (Past Chair) and current member;
  • Past Member of the CEC Board of Directors and
  • Past Member of the NAGC Board of Directors.

Ken currently serves as a Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Maryland and provides independent consulting services on gifted educational topics.


About Author

Aline Lin, M.A., is the founder of and a parent of a 2e student. She is an advocate for 2e learners and has created this online resource to facilitate a conversation for all who share this common interest.


  1. I do not personally have any experience with other 2e support groups or other resources in the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky area. However, a good place to start inquiring is the local chapter of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) at, paragraph “Finding a Group Near You.” Another great resource to inquire with is ( You may also want to try the Ohio Association for Gifted Children at ( I hope this helps to point you in the right direction.

    • We have an online support group for parents and professionals called Twice Exceptional/ 2E Network LA. We can be found on Yahoo Groups:,
      and on Facebook:
      I call myself a G/2E consultant and Abilities Advocate, and I am the parent of 2x2E young men, ages 20 and 18, and have more than 15 years of experience advocating for my boys in the public school district. I network with parents and professionals all across the country to help them find each other, and to help build other support groups in local areas. Please contact me through my personal Facebook page or by text message for more information and support. Marcie Carlstedt Booth, w/c: (818) 667-1950.

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