xMinds in MCPS 2014: Survey
Each year Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds) cosponsors a forum with Montgomery County Public Schools to present the educational services and resources in public schools for students on the autism spectrum.
This forum is a valuable opportunity for parents to meet MCPS administrators "face-to-face" 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 address what parents most want to learn about the topics below, xMinds will send your questions to MCPS administrators before the forum. We will collect questions through March 31st.
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.; 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 Tilden M.S. and Walter Johnson H.S.; Bridge services at Gaithersburg Middle School, Gaithersburg High School, Hoover Middle School, and Churchill High School; technology and career pathway programs; and magnet schools.
Session: NON-DIPLOMA ELEMENTARY and SECONDARY services (grades K-5). This session will focus on the change in curriculum from Fundamental Life Skills to Curriculum 2.0
Session: TECHNOLOGY to help students with autism access the curriculum
Session: Transition to MIDDLE SCHOOL—Best practices to support their child in the transition from elementary school to middle school, as well as a review common concerns of students with autism in this age group
Session: Peer Relationships and BULLYING—MCPS policy and procedures concerning bullying and exemplary practices to promote positive peer relationships and strategies to stop bullying
Session: CURRICULUM 2.0
Session: Spanish-language ELEMENTARY SERVICES (grades K-15) 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
Thank you for sharing your concerns. Be sure to attend the forum on Tuesday evening, April 8, 6:30 p.m. at Earl B. Wood Middle School (14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville, MD 20853).