Upcoming Events

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building

    Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Spring Room, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Parking: Free parking is available in the Town Square Garage on Ellsworth St.

    Cost: Free to xMinds Members; $15 per non-member

    Registration is recommended so we can provide adequate refreshments.

    With summer quickly approaching, it’s an important time to discuss strategies on how to keep children and teens on the autism spectrum safe as they navigate summer school, their neighborhoods, and the community. Officer Laurie Reyes of the Montgomery County Police Department’s Autism/IDD Outreach Unit will discuss her team’s nationally recognized strategies and responses to keep those who have a propensity to wander/elope safe.

    After Officer Reyes’ talk, we’ll have some social time to enjoy refreshments, bid good luck and thank you to our Executive Director Monica Martinez who is transitioning into a professional role as an autism advocate and get to know our incoming Executive Director Sue Keisler, who currently serves on as the Treasurer and Strategic Planning Chair of the xMinds Board of Directors.

     This event is interactive; there will be active participation from attendees.  Teens and young adults are welcome.


Speaker Events

Our monthly speaker events give the Montgomery County community a chance to hear from local experts who specialize in improving the educational experience for students on the autism spectrum.


Our workshops offer families of students on the autism spectrum interactive experiences that educate and inform about strategies for succeeding in school and life.

Annual xMinds in MCPS Forum

Our annual "Extraordinary Minds in MCPS Forum" informs parents about public school placements and services for students across the autism spectrum in Montgomery County. Our Forum is an important service that helps parents participate meaningfully as members of their child's Individual Education Program (IEP) team.

Events Guide

These symbols help provide guidance on the format and style of xMinds events.


This is a lecture style event; the audience will primarily be listening to a speaker.


This event is interactive; there will be active participation from attendees.


This is an informal social gathering intended to foster community and networking.


This event is intended
for Parents Only.


Children are welcome
at this event.
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