Upcoming Events

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (UUCR)
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    Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (UUCR)100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

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

    Registration is recommended.

    We want our child’s school year to be successful as possible, so what can we, as parents, do to be proactive, prepared and stay positive? Our September speaker, Jean Hickey, is an educational consultant with vast experience helping parents plan for a productive and positive school year. Jean will help parents learn how to best work with their child’s teacher to rethink completion of homework, reinforce academic concepts and track behavior in school. Parents attending the session will have an opportunity to make organizational tools, such as visual schedules and behavioral charts, to take home. Please include any questions you might have for Jean in the Notes section of your registration. This session is targeted for parents of elementary school-aged children. 

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

    Speaker Bio: Jean Hickey is a highly skilled special educator and has worked as an educational therapist for over 25 years. Before that, Jean was a classroom teacher in Prince George’s County, a director of a special education non-governmental organization in Botswana and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. Jean has experience teaching students with a variety of complex learning needs, including learning disabilities, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fragile X, Down Syndrome and many rare genetic disorders. Jean’s extensive background, ongoing training, and experience has provided her with the skills to support academic skill development using a variety of evidence-based interventions. Jean earned her bachelor’s degree in severe special needs from Boston College and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. One of Jean’s passions is to support parents and she does this through her open-door policy in all of her individual sessions and by talking to parents at conferences, workshops and xMinds meetings.

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Waredaca Brewing Company
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    Location: Waredaca Brewing Company, 4017 Damascus Road, Laytonsville/Gaithersburg, MD 20882.

    Cost: Free

    Come hang out with other xMinds members at the Waredaca Brewing Company!

    This farm brewery is committed to sustainability, local ingredients and has a delightful Tasting Room serving 8-12 beers on tap, a non-alcoholic soda and charcuterie-type foods.

    Members are encouraged to bring snacks to share (cheese boards, chips, desserts, finger sandwiches) and non-alcoholic beverages, if you prefer. If you have your kids in tow, there are tractor tires sunk into the ground which are great for climbing and pony rides from 2-4 pm at $5 cash per ride.The Damascus-based Blues BBQ Co. food truck will also be on hand, selling pit barbecue sandwiches and fries.

    Look for us at tables we’ll commandeer, grab a beverage and enjoy some adult time while the kids are playing nearby. Lawn games are welcome, but no “flying” toys (kites and the like) allowed, please.  (Rain date Oct. 5)

    Check out waredacabrewing.com for more information.

       
    Kids are welcome!
     This is a social event.

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

    Save the date! More details coming soon...

    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

    Save the date! More details coming soon...


    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (UUCR)

    Save the date! More details coming soon...

    Speakers: Chase Phillips, Mark Friese, and Matt Bogin

Events

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.

Workshops

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.

Lecture-Style

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

Workshop/Interactive

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

Social

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

Parents

This event is intended
for Parents Only.
   

Children

Children are welcome
at this event.
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