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"... the most important considerations in devising educational programs for children with autistic spectrum disorders have to do with recognition of the autism spectrum as a whole, with the concomitant implications for social, communicative, and behavioral development and learning, and with the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the individual child across areas of development."
—Educating Children with Autism2001

xMinds Committees

Communications Committee
All xMinds Communications are now handled by Russell Jowell, xMinds Administrative Assistant.
The Communications Committee produces all xMinds communications to our members, stakeholders, and the greater Montgomery County community.

Events Committee
The Events Committee organizes xMinds events including regular speaker events, social events, and assists the Executive Committee in planning and executing the annual xMinds in MCPS Forum.
Chair: Melissa Egan

Life Skills Committee
The Life Skills Committee organizes activities that help students on the autism spectrum develop skills for independence outside of school.
Co-Chairs: Sue Keisler & Dr. Jamell White, LCSW

MCPS Liaison Committee
The MCPS Liaison Committee advocates for solutions to systemic problems facing autistic students in MCPS and promotes teacher and staff understanding of autism.
Co-Chairs: Awo Ansu & Carolina Harp

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee maximizes xMinds membership and helps members find the resources they need.
Chair: Kate Elliott

Spanish Language Outreach Committee / Comité de Alcance del Idioma Español
The Spanish Language Outreach Committee seeks to increase the availability of xMinds resources in Spanish and to increase engagement of Spanish-speaking xMinds members.
Chair: Carolina Harp

Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in grades K-12

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