Extraordinary 2017

$3,300 of $10k goal

Raised by 30 people in 3 months
Monica Martinez
for Partnership for Extraordinary Minds Inc
 BETHESDA, MD
Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds) was founded in 2009 to address the great need for an organization to unite parents, professionals, and educators in advocating for improved educational services for students on the autism spectrum. We believe that positive school experiences, both academic and social, will translate to better outcomes for our children when they transition to employment or higher education.

We hope that 2017 will be a pivotal year for our organization. In addition to educating parents and professionals about the cognitive, behavioral, and social/communication challenges of students on the spectrum through our monthly speaker meetings , we will host a Be Safe interactive training to teach young autistic adults and teens how to interact safely with law enforcment. Your donation will help fund this training.


Your donation will also allow us to update our technology infrastructure to better support our members and provide them valuable opportunities to connect with and support each other. 

Finally, with sufficient funding, we will launch our Connect2Peers program that will match students on the autism spectrum with typical peers to work together on Student Services Learning projects in our community.

2016 has been an emotionally charged year for many Americans. We have witnessed a number of shootings across our country, including one involving police who shot a caregiver for an autistic man. During times like these, we need to recommit ourselves to values that we can all believe in. For xMinds, this commitment is to fighting for the continuous improvement of the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum.

You, too, can make a difference for students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County! Please make a tax-deductible donation to Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds) today.  With your help autistic students in Montgomery County can flourish.

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Update 3
Posted by Monica Martinez
2 months ago
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We are so grateful for the generous contributions of our supporters! We have been amazed by your response to our campaign. For those of you who have been meaning to give, there's still time to make your tax-deductible donation this week.

We can't wait to bring autism families more robust support in the New Year!
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Update 2
Posted by Monica Martinez
3 months ago
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We've started this week off with a generous donation. Let's keep the good will going!

Exercise your right to support autism advocacy in Montgomery County. Please consider a donation to Partnership for Extraordinary Minds today!
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Update 1
Posted by Monica Martinez
3 months ago
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A sincere thank you to everyone who has donated to our Extraordinary 2017 campaign. Can we get to $2k before the weekend? Yes, we can!!
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$3,300 of $10k goal

Raised by 30 people in 3 months
Created November 29, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Partnership for Extraordinary Minds Inc
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Gaithersburg, MD
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$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
TC
$100
Trudie & Neil Cushing/Beskin
2 months ago
MF
$50
Margaret Fein
2 months ago

A truly essential organization that helps parents of kids on the spectrum navigate the vastness of Special Education services in MCPS.

JS
$200
Judy and Rob Sternberg
3 months ago
US
$250
Uncle Skip
3 months ago

Thank you for all you do, and the opportunity for all of us to help.

$300
Anonymous
3 months ago
MO
$20
Maria Ott
3 months ago
DH
$50
Dean & Sarah Hill
3 months ago
HF
$100
Holly Furdyna
3 months ago
RG
$200
Rick Gordon
3 months ago

love the connect2peers!

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