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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


Speaker Events

Our monthly speaker events inform our community about evidence-based educational practices for students on the autism spectrum; a child’s legal rights to a fair and appropriate public education (FAPE); and other local resources available that address the core challenges of autism. These meetings also provide parents with a space to share their experiences and stories with each other

Cost: Members, free; Nonmembers, $15/meeting (unless otherwise indicated)

We recommend that nonmembers register and pay in advance.
xMinds members can Reserve a seat for each lecture at no charge.

ALL EVENTS ARE FROM 7:00–9:00 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

Event Locations: 

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (Fall)
100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville, MD
Parking: There is plenty of free parking available in the church parking lot. Enter Building 1 through the courtyard.
Public Transportation: The nearest Metrorail station is Rockville. Click here for a map showing the Ride-On bus connection from the Rockville Metro station.

Silver Spring Civic Building (Winter-Spring)
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD
Parking: Ample parking (free after 7 pm) in County Operated Town Square Garage directly across the street at 801 Ellsworth Dr.

Schedule for Winter/Spring 2018 Speaker Events 

Upcoming events

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

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