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xMindsWire Monthly Newsletter 

Welcome to our xMindsWire Archives. Below is a list of our past newsletters and their main headlines. xMindsWire reaches approximately 2,400 subscribers per month.

November 2021

Panel Discussion on Trauma-Informed Education

Parent Discussion Groups



October 2021

Documentary Screening and Interview with Jordyn Zimmerman

Q&A on Compensatory Education



September 2021

Annual xMinds IEP Clinic -- Keynote on Compensatory Education

Starting Free Online Parent Discussion Groups



June 2021

Highlights of the Program Year

View our Video Tribute



May 2021

Autistic Self-Advocates Panel: What We Want You to Understand

Teacher Tribute Video -- Submit Your Video

April 2021

Navigating Special Education in English and Spanish

Website Translation Feature Available 

March 2021

Spanish Interpretation Available for xMinds Events

Summer Camp Guide 

February 2021

Understanding Behavior: What are Autistic Children Communicating?  

Open House for Parents of Black Autistic Students 

January 2021

Does Your Education Team Presume Competence in Your Autistic Student?

Identity-First Language: What Does it Mean? 

December 2020

Anxiety Plus Autism: Anything but Neurotypical

No More Fees for Family Membership 

November 2020

Alternatives to Guardianship

The Importance of Listening to Autistic Voices

October 2020

Nonspeaking Students: A New Resource

Navigating Online Instruction: Saturday Q&A Series 

September 2020

Including More Autistic Voices in xMinds Programming

Navigating Online Instruction: Saturday Q&A Series

(No issue in August)

July 2020

It's Not Too Late to Join Camp Read-a-Lot

Racial Justice in Special Education

June 2020

xMinds Camp Read-a-Lot Starts July 1

How Should MCPS Re-Open this Fall? 

May 2020

Autistic Self–Advocates Panel on May 27

xMinds Steps Up During COVID–19

April 2020

Special Education in the Time of Distance Learning

Supplementing Your Student's Distance Learning 

March 2020

xMinds in MCPS Forum

xMinds Exploring NYC's NEST Program         

February 2020

Academics We Can Use: Making the Most of the Alternative Learning Outcomes (ALO) Curriculum

Save the Date for the 12th Annual xMinds Forum 

January 2020

Sign Up Your Teen for the Self-Advocacy Workshop

Announcing the New xMinds Advisory Council

December 2019

Plugged-in Parents: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy, and Healthy in the Digital Age

Bowling with xMinds Families


November 2019

Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children or Adolescents

Financial Planning for Your Autistic Family Member

October 2019

Annual IEP Clinic

xMinds Now Providing Free Special Education Advocacy Assistance


September 2019

Prepared, Proactive, and Positive -- Getting Ready for School Success

Advocacy News/New Leadership Team

(No issue in July or August)

June 2019

Highlights of Program Year

Summer Safety Event and Social Hour

May 2019

Upcoming Change in Leadership

xMinds -- Volunteer Openings, Logo Contest

April 2019

Self-Advocates Panel: #ActuallyAutistic Adults

Summer Camp Guides




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