Dr. Melanie Hayes' has translated her warmth, compassion, and expertise as an educator and clinician into a deeply respectful and enlightening book about understanding and embracing twice-exceptional adults with autism. She brings the complexities of being 2eA to life and offers sound advice, comfort, and a guide for living a meaningful life.
Melanie Hayes is the ultimate guide for understanding twice-exceptionality. She has lived and breathed this journey, both as a parent, and as a twice-exceptional person herself. In her important new book, Being Twice Exceptional, Melanie generously sheds light on what it takes in order for these brilliant and complicated humans to truly thrive.
There is a shortage of resources out there on twice-exceptionality, especially those relevant to twice exceptional adults. Much of what's out there focuses on achievement and becoming productive members of society, but ignores the social emotional and whole self of the 2E individual. Melanie has always focused on the well being and positive relationships for 2E folks. This book explores many aspects of living a good life as a 2eA person with stories based on real life experiences. She also takes the time to explore the intersectionality of other marginalized identities and how they affect who gets support, and who gets dismissed. Her work is a valuable asset both for changing the systems that don't support 2e needs, and helping those who are navigating those systems.