xMinds in MCPS 2015: Survey
Each year Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds) cosponsors a forum with Montgomery County Public Schools to present information about the educational services and resources in MCPS for students on the autism spectrum.
This forum is a valuable opportunity for parents to meet MCPS administrators to ask questions about educational services for their children AND for administrators to learn about your concerns.
In an effort to ensure that administrators will present information that parents want and need, xMinds will send your questions to MCPS administrators before the forum. We will collect questions through April 15th.
All breakout sessions will be presented by MCPS administrators and/or staff. Please state your question(s) for each topic that will be presented (listed below).
Session: DIPLOMA-BOUND ELEMENTARY services (grades K-5) in general education classrooms; learning centers; Asperger's services at Diamond E.S. and Sligo Creek E.S.; Learning and Academic Disabilities (LAD) services; and Gifted-Talented/Learning Disabled (GTLD) services
Session: DIPLOMA-BOUND SECONDARY services (grades 6-12) in general education classrooms; autism resource services in middle and high schools; Asperger services at Ridgeview M.S., Tilden M.S., and Walter Johnson H.S.; Bridge services at Gaithersburg M.S., Gaithersburg H.S., Hoover M.S., and Churchill H.S.; Gifted-Talented/Learning Disabled (GTLD) services; and magnet schools.
Session: NON-DIPLOMA ELEMENTARY services (grades K-5). This session will focus on the change in curriculum from Fundamental Life Skills to Curriculum 2.0
Session: NCSC Exams for non-diploma students. These exams will replace the Alternative Maryland State Assessment (Alt MSA) in the 2015-16 school year.
Session: TECHNOLOGY to help elementary students (K-5) on the autism spectrum access the reading and language arts curriculum
Session: TECHNOLOGY to support secondary students (6-12) on the autism spectrum with the reading and writing demands of the general education curriculum
Session: Transition to MIDDLE SCHOOL—Best practices to support your child in the transition from elementary school to middle school, with a focus on the challenges common to autistic students
Session: CURRICULUM 2.0
Session: MCPS PRE-KINDERGARTEN curriculum and the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
Session: EXTRA-CURRICULAR activities for secondary students will focus on the barriers to involvement and strategies to increase positive experiences.
Session: CAREER TECHNOLOGY Education Program of Studies
Session: Options for diploma-bound students with autism to earn SSL HOURS (student service learning)
Session: COLLABORATING with your IEP Team
Session: Spanish-language ELEMENTARY SERVICES (grades K-5) available to support students with autism who participate in the general education curriculum, as well as the elementary curriculum resources available to students with autism who are non-diploma bound
Session: Spanish-language SECONDARY SERVICES (grades 6-12) available to support students with autism who participate in the general education curriculum, as well as the elementary curriculum resources available to students with autism who are non-diploma bound
Do you have any questions or concerns about educational services for students with autism that don't apply to a breakout session?
Thank you for sharing your concerns. Be sure to attend the forum on Wednesday evening, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Earle B. Wood Middle School (14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville, MD 20853).