Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
Welcome to the webpage of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Outreach Committee (BIPOC) of xMinds. The BIPOC Committee strives to provide families of color in Montgomery County better access to the resources offered by xMinds.
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 xMinds.
The committee hosts the monthly People of the Global Majority virtual discussion group, geared toward MoCo parents/guardians of BIPOC students. This monthly online meetup offers a wonderful opportunity to find resources, make connections, and share successes. The group meets the first Monday of every month, 7:00 – 7:45 PM, on a drop-in basis. New participants are always welcome! Register here to receive the Zoom link.
Please note that inclusion of any organizations or resources on this page does not constitute an endorsement by xMinds.
Under-Identification and Delayed DiagnosisHistorically, a lower prevalence of autism has been shown among the BIPOC population. Researchers have long suspected that this is due to disparities in identification, rather than true differences in prevalence.
Disparities in DisciplineSpecial needs students in the BIPOC community have elevated suspension and seclusion rates.
Advocacy and Facilitation
Disparities in Discipline