News & Events

Speaker Series

FlexSchool’s counseling team is thrilled to present this series of LIVE virtual events
for our 2e community of parents and professionals.
Upcoming Events

December 2023

December 6: Julia Rutkovsky, LCSW
“Working with 2e/LGBTQ+ Youth”
Julia Rutkovsky is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in working with neurodivergent and twice-exceptional children, adolescents, and their families. She also works closely with the LGBTQ+ population, and is interested in the confluence of those communities. Julia holds a Masters of Social Work from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, and she holds a number of advanced training certificates, including child & family therapy, CBT, anxiety, meeting the needs of 2e kids, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy, among others.
Previous Events

November 2023

November 14: Melissa Sornik, LCSW
“Setting Limits and Boundaries with your 2e Child"
A licensed clinician, Melissa has been working with gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children and their families since 2003, and earned her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University with a specialization in children and families. Melissa is the co-founder of Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy, Inc., and served as president of the organization from 2002 through 2023. Her private practice specializes in support and services for all kinds of gifted children, including 2e children who are gifted with social, emotional, or academic challenges. Melissa is the executive director of the practice, oversees all programs and services including training and supervision, and works directly with gifted children, adolescents, and adults in a therapeutic capacity. 

October 2023

October 3: Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski, PsyD: “Trying to Fill the Black Hole: How to Parent a Gifted Child” (Recording coming soon)

Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski, PsyD is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodivergent clients. He is proud to serve the Gifted community as a consultant, a professor, an author, and a researcher.  He has spoken over 300 times all over the world about supporting neurodivergent kids. Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), and Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE). Dr. Zakreski graduated from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP) in 2016. He is the co-founder of The Neurodiversity Collective.