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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



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Membership Levels
As a nonprofit organization, we depend solely on the support of our members as we work to fulfill our mission to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum by increasing awareness about how autism can affect children in educational settings, advocate for improved educational programming and services, and provide support and information to our parent community.

All memberships are annual from the date of joining.

Family Membership (click here to access a secure online Membership Form)
For a $40 annual fee, families of individuals with autism and caregivers who support them receive:
  • xMinds family directory (inclusion is voluntary)
  • Free admission to monthly speaker meetings
  • Free admission to family events
  • The xMindsResource, a monthly newsletter with helpful resources that focus on autism, education, special education law, and advocacy

Educator/Student Membership (click here to access a secure online Membership Form)
For no fee, educators, paraeducators, and college students working toward a professional degree that will lead them to educate or support individuals on the autism spectrum receive:
  • Educator directory (inclusion is voluntary)
  • Free admission to speaker meetings
  • The xMindsResource, a monthly newsletter with helpful resources that focus on autism, education, special education law, and advocacy

Individual Professional Membership (click here to access a secure online Membership Form)
For an $80 annual fee, professionals receive:
  • Inclusion in the professional services directory hosted on our website (inclusion is voluntary)
  • An introduction in our free newsletter, xMindsWire, which is received monthly by more than 800 people, mostly in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area
  • Free admission to our monthly speaker meetings
  • The xMindsResource, a monthly newsletter with helpful resources that focus on autism, education, special education law, and advocacy

Professional Organization Membership (click here to access a secure online Membership Form)
For a $150 annual fee, professional organizations receive:
  • Inclusion in the professional services directory hosted on our website (inclusion is voluntary)
  • An introduction in our free newsletter, xMindsWire, which is received monthly by more than 800 people, mostly in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area
  • Announcement of your events or programs in the xMindsWire. Submissions must be received no later than the first of each month via a secure online submission form.
  • Distribution of your printed materials at our meetings and family events. Materials must be received in hand (not via email or electronically) 48 hours before a scheduled meeting or event.
  • Free admission (for up to three people) to our monthly speaker meetings
  • The xMindsResource, a monthly newsletter with helpful resources that focus on autism, education, special education law, and advocacy

Join xMinds today!

To pay by credit card: Click here to access the secure online Membership and payment form. 

To pay by check/mail please download your membership level printable membership form below
 Membership Level
To pay by check/mail
 Family   Download Printable Family Membership Form
 Educator/Student
Download Printable Educator/Student Membership Form
 Individual Professional
Download Printable Individual Professional Membership Form
 Professional Organization   Download Printable Professional Organization Membership Form

An additional donation is extremely helpful. As a nonprofit, we rely solely on the support of our members to help us fulfill our mission.


Please make checks payable to Partnership for Extraordinary Minds.
Mail to:  5004 Wickett Terrace, Bethesda MD 20814

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