BIPOC Outreach Committee
The BIPOC Outreach Committee was formed in recognition of racial disparities among members of the autistic community, which have been caused by historical and institutional practices. This Committee seeks to both cultivate additional resources related to the educational outcomes of BIPOC students and to increase access by families of color, including Spanish–speaking families, to the resources and programming offered by xMind.Chair: Bonita Williams
The Communications Committee produces all communications from xMinds to our membership, stakeholders, and the greater Montgomery County community.
Educator Support Committee
The Educator Support Committee promotes understanding among educators of how to successfully support autistic students. We advance this goal by funding targeted trainings through xMinds Educator Grants and by other means.Co-Chairs: Kim Pinckney-Lewis and Marci Skigen
The Events Committee organizes xMinds events, including regular speaker events, social events, and assists the Executive Committee in planning and executing the annual xMinds in MCPS forum.Chair: Melissa Egan
The Fundraising Committee organizes xMinds fundraising events, which include the annual Bike to the Beach, as well as other fundraising activities as needed from time to time
Chair: Sue Keisler
The Nonspeaking Autistic Students Committee works to provide parents and educators of non– and minimally–speaking autistic students with beneficial resources and tools.
Co-Chairs: Maria Ott and Gordy Baylinson
Parent Advocacy Committee
The Parent Advocacy Committee works to provide resources and guidance to parents, primarily through the xMinds website and the xMinds team of Volunteer Education Advocates.
Chair: Sue Keisler
Spanish Language Outreach Committee
The Spanish Language Outreach Committee seeks to increase xMinds resources available in Spanish as well as to increase access to those resources by Spanish speaking families.
Chair: Carolina Harp
Student Transitions Committee
The Student Transitions Committee seeks to provide xMinds resources and support for parents of autistic students who are planning their transition to life after high school.
Chair: Gayle Day