Professional Member Spotlight
As a benefit to both our families and professional members, xMinds publishes information about our professional members here in the xMindsWire as well as on our website. Inclusion does not constitute our endorsement. This month, xMinds would like to highlight the following new and renewing Professional Members:
Brian K. Gruber, P.C., Law Office
6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 220, Rockville, MD 20852
Contact: Brian K. Gruber, Esq.; email@example.com
Services: Special education law including consultation, representation at IEP meetings, conflict resolution, mediation, and due process hearings; educational consulting; financial and trust management.
The Law Office of Brian K. Gruber, P.C., represents students and their parents in matters related to special education, access to appropriate accommodations under Section 504, and students who are facing long-term suspension or expulsion. By developing and maintaining strong relationships with public school agencies in Maryland and DC, the office is often able to help achieve a positive outcome for clients without the need for litigation. Our staff of attorneys has handled hundreds of due process hearings and mediations across Maryland and the District of Columbia.
10605 Concord St., Ste. 102, Kensington, MD 20895
Contact: Monica Martinez; firstname.lastname@example.org
Services: Special Education Advocacy
Monica Martinez is a special education advocate working with families in Montgomery County, MD. Through her seven-plus years of involvement in Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds), Monica developed an in-depth understanding of how Montgomery County Public Schools educates students on the autism spectrum and how to navigate the district’s special education system. Monica’s areas of expertise are services and accommodations for students on the autism spectrum, as well as those with ADHD and/or co-morbid mental health issues. Monica also works to help parents and guardians understand the educational rights of their children. Monica has attended Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training and completed the yearlong Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) 2.0 through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
Spectrum Transition Coaching, LLC
Contact: Beth Felsen; email@example.com
Services: Coaching; College assistance; Grades 9–12 and transition ages (18–21)
Spectrum Transition Coaching, LLC provides college readiness coaching for autistic high school students and their parents as well as one-on-one coaching for autistic young adult clients 18 and older. College readiness for autistic high school students focuses on the non-academic skills needed for college success: self-advocacy, executive function, social communication, and life skills. One-on-one coaching after high school can focus on academic, social, organizational, life, and employment goals. Services are provided virtually. Private pay only. Navigating life with autism can be really difficult – working with a coach can make it easier.
Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LL/SOAR Program for Psychotherapy & Testing
5480 Wisconsin Ave #223 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Contact: Jaclyn Halpern, Psy.D., Director/Co-Founder; firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical/medicine management; Psychological counseling; Social skills
therapy; Behavioral therapy; Educational consulting; Educational
testing; Neuropsychological testing; Academic tutoring/coaching
believe in providing empathic, personalized science-based treatments
and supports. Our providers seek to accurately identify strengths,
vulnerabilities, neurodiversity, and diagnoses. Our supports and
treatments rely upon a thorough understanding of each individual’s
medical and developmental history, and identified needs. They may
include the integration of medication, neuromodulation (TMS, eTNS, tDCS,
and others), comprehensive psychological testing, a range of supportive
psychotherapies, expressive arts therapies, coaching, psychiatric
genetics and pharmacogenetics, personal and family-based care, diet and
supplements, adequate sleep, and reasonable exercise. Treatment and
support plans are based on each individual’s needs.
Our practice is unique in its integration of traditional psychiatry and
psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and holistic, whole-person
approaches to care. We help you achieve your treatment goals through our
collaborative wellness model. We know reaching out is not easy, and we
are dedicated to creating the most helpful path toward wellness for each
and every person and family. Our patient population is diverse, we are
neurodiversity affirmative, and we are inclusive and welcoming to all. Telehealth is available.