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5004 Wickett Terrace
Bethesda, MD 20814

Membership Levels

As a nonprofit organization, we depend solely on the support of our members as we work to fulfill our mission to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum by increasing awareness about how autism can affect children in educational settings, advocate for improved educational programming and services, and provide support and information to our parent community.

All memberships are annual from the date of joining.

Family Membership

For a $40 annual fee, families of individuals with autism and caregivers who support them receive:

  • xMinds family directory (inclusion is voluntary)
  • Free admission to monthly speaker meetings
  • Free admission to family events

Educator/Student Membership

For no fee, educators, paraeducators, and college students working toward a professional degree that will lead them to educate or support individuals on the autism spectrum receive:

  • Educator directory (inclusion is voluntary)
  • Free admission to speaker meetings

Individual Professional Membership

For an $80 annual fee, professionals receive:

  • Inclusion in the professional services directory hosted on our website (inclusion is voluntary)
  • An introduction in our free newsletter, xMindsWire, which is received monthly by more than 800 people, mostly in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area
  • Free admission to our monthly speaker meetings

Professional Organization Membership

For a $150 annual fee, professional organizations receive:

  • Inclusion in the professional services directory hosted on our website (inclusion is voluntary)
  • An introduction in our free newsletter, xMindsWire, which is received monthly by more than 800 people, mostly in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area
  • Announcement of your events or programs in the xMindsWire. Submissions must be received no later than the first of each month via a secure online submission form
  • Distribution of your printed materials at our meetings and family events. Materials must be received in hand (not via email or electronically) 48 hours before a scheduled meeting or event.
  • Free admission (for up to three people) to our monthly speaker meetings
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