Upcoming events

    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building

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

    Cost: Free for xMinds members; $15 for non-members

    Join xMinds for a special evening with Walter and Cornelia Suskind, whose family was featured in the book and documentary Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. Cornelia will share the life lessons she has learned through parenting a child with ASD and one without. Walter will also share his story of growing up with a brother on the autism spectrum including how his relationship with his brother Owen has evolved into adulthood. Finally, Walter will present an overview of the SibStrong sibling support group program he is piloting in Prince William County, Virginia.

    Cornelia and Walter Suskind

    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building
    • 19

    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.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Julius West Middle School

    Location: Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

    Cost: Free

    Save the date! Complete details will be available soon.


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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