Upcoming Events

    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building
    • 15

    Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Spring Room, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Parking: Free parking is available in the Town Square Garage on Ellsworth St.

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

    Registration is required and limited to 20 youth and 1 accompanying caregiver / parent.

    This training brings officers from Montgomery County Police Department’s Autism/IDD Outreach unit together with up to 20 teens and adults with ASD, plus their parents or caregivers. The training uses the Montgomery County Police Department Outreach program curriculum, as well as video modeling from Be Safe: The Movie to show viewers how to interact with the police in everyday encounters.

    This event is appropriate for students in grade 7 and older.

     This event is interactive; there will be active participation from attendees.  Teens and young adults are welcome.

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Silver Spring, MD

    Location: Silver Spring, MD (inside the Beltway; exact address will be sent to confirmed registrants)

    Cost: Free

    Join us for a discussion of Temple Grandin's book, Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. In this book, Dr. Grandin provides a strengths-based, step-by-step game plan for what you should do right now to prepare your middle-schooler or high-schooler to enter the work force as an employee or entrepreneur.

    Dr. Grandin encourages parents to support their ASD child's interests and skills from an early age. She also supports early development of transferable skills and personal responsibility through chores, volunteering, and paid work. She explains how all of these can be used to forge a path towards independence, employment/entrepreneurship, purposeful career exploration, and greater social integration even before graduation.

    xMinds invites all parents to come and discuss Temple Grandin's strategies and advice. Some of Dr. Grandin's most important recommendations can be applied and/or adapted for children across the entire autism spectrum. Because they can be used to improve the quality of life for any child in meaningful ways, we encourage everyone to attend.

    Come to learn and to share your own ideas for leveraging your child's relative strengths to prepare him or her for the future.

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

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 5268 Nicholson Lane, Kensington, MD 20895

    Location: MOCO Movement Center, 5268 Nicholson Lane, Kensington, MD 20895

    Cost: Free

    Registration is required and limited to 20 kids

    Join xMinds for an open gym at MOCO Movement Center, one of our professional members. Come learn about MOCO's proprietary method, Applied Functional Therapy, while your kid has a blast.

    By taking evidence-based pediatric therapy out of the clinic and integrating it into real life activities, no child misses out on social engagement while they spend time in therapy. With a synthetic ice rink, climbing walls, agility courses, music studio, and access to so much more - MOCO finds something for every child to connect with.

    Kids are welcome!
     This is a social event.


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.


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.


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


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


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


This event is intended
for Parents Only.


Children are welcome
at this event.
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