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What Is A SENG Support Group?

SENG Support Groups are facilitated group meetings of 8-10 parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children who meet once a week for 6 weeks to share experiences, discuss challenges, and feel supported by a community of individuals similar to themselves.

Who facilitates?

Groups are co-facilitated by two SENG certified facilitators who initiate discussions on key topics such as communication, motivation, school, and relationships. The facilitators foster the creation of a safe environment for the group to openly share, but do not provide individual expert advice during sessions.

How do we learn?

Group sessions revolve around weekly suggested reading in the newly revised text, “A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children.” Additional videos and articles may also be supplied by facilitators to support key areas of interest for the group discussion. The majority of learning happens through live group discussions.

Your Facilitators

Amy Haynes Clark

Amy is mom to a profoundly gifted 9 year old son, “school-of-one” founder, and technology innovation leader. She holds a Doctorate in Education in Cognitive Diversity with a focus on innovative educational leadership. She also earned a certificate in twice-exceptional education from Bridges Graduate School, a Master of Computer Science and a Bachelors of Science degree from North Carolina State University. She left a successful career in the Silicon Valley tech-world to pursue her passion for education and neurodiversity awareness. Now, she supports families in understanding their neurodivergent children, creating educational approaches that foster a love of learning, and leveraging strengths and interests to build engagement across the lifespan. She is a trained SENG SMPG facilitator.

Ana Koumriqian

A mother to three highly creative children, Anahid (Ana) currently has a California Multi Subject Teaching Credential, BA in Political Science, and an M. Ed. in Twice Exceptional (2e) Education. She is also a trained SENG Model Parent Group facilitator and hopes to share her knowledge of 2e, neurodiverse learning profiles through parent education and higher education preparedness for 2e learners and their families throughout the school years and beyond.


Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is a nonprofit network of people who guide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional individuals to reach their goals intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

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