If you are interested in joining or chairing a committee, please contact Laura Gordon.
The Communications Committee produces all communications from xMinds to our membership, stakeholders, and the greater Montgomery County community.
The Events Committee organizes xMinds events, including regular speaker meetings, 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
Co-Chairs: Sue Keisler, Rick GordonLife Skills Committee
The Life Skills Committee organizes activities, including workshops and social events, that help students on the autism spectrum develop life skills that are not typically taught in school.Co-Chairs: Sue Keisler, Jamell White
MCPS Liaison Committee
The MCPS Liaison Committee collaborates with MCPS administrators to find solutions to systemic problems facing autistic students in MCPS and promotes teacher and staff understanding of autism by funding targeted trainings and other means.Chair: Carolina Harp
The Membership Committee works to engage xMinds members and help connect them with beneficial resources and tools.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.
Chair: Maria Ott
Parent Advocacy Committee
The Parent Advocacy Committee works to provide resources, guidance and trainings 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 and to increase representation of Spanish speaking individuals in the xMinds membership and on the xMinds Board.Co-Chairs: Carolina Harp, Coni Nepomuceno