Twice-exceptionality is a dubious distinction that runs through at least four generations of my family. I promise you it sounds cooler than it is.
A person who is both measurably gifted AND who has one (or more) physical, emotional, sensory, behavioral or learning disabilities is “2E” – exceptional in two different areas. It’s rather like encompassing both ends of the spectrum simultaneously.
It’s awesome to be one of roughly 2 – 5% of the population who experiences life through the highly capable zone. Not so much to be within the 7 – 10% of the population with clinical disabilities.
Overlap these two sets of numbers and you will find we are talking about a tiny percentage of the population (perhaps less than one percent) with set of challenges that has only recently been recognized.
Welcome to my world.