Julie A. Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP,
Texas Licensed, ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
Throughout her career, Julie has served in various healthcare settings with both pediatric and adult populations and has held key healthcare leadership positions, including National Field Director of Corporate Compliance, and Multi-state Regional Clinical Director for the nation’s largest provider of rehab post-acute care. Julie is a frequent writer about disability rights and empathetic therapy practices. Her articles and educational resources have reached well over three-quarters of a million people and are frequently cited in other presentations and articles. Julie is a passionate human rights advocate and activist.
Julie is the founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective, an international therapy, education, and advocacy collaborative for therapists, therapist assistants, and students. Our members practice within the neurodiversity paradigm. We provide unapologetically ABA-free, non-compliance/behavioral-based therapy, and our members do not provide social skills training because of the harm and trauma caused by masking and camouflage. Our members honor body autonomy and respect a participant’s “no” or refusal. We are credentialed and licensed pro-neurodiversity-focused, trauma-informed providers who are wholly aligned with the Neurodiversity Movement as a Human Rights Movement. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Julie is a native Texan who has lived in Houston since 1999. After spending her childhood in Simi Valley, California, she returned to Texas in 1990. Julie’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas, Arlington and she received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas, Dallas – The Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Julie is nationally certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been licensed to practice speech-language pathology within the State of Texas since 1999.
Discourse Processes, A Multidisciplinary Journal, Volume 30, Number 3 – “Repetition in Narratives of African Americans: The Effects of Aphasia” – Hanna K. Ulatowska, Gloria Streit Olness, CaSaundra L. Hill, Julie A. Roberts & Molly W. Keebler (2000) Repetition in Narratives of African Americans: The Effects of Aphasia, Discourse Processes, 30:3, 265-283, DOI: 10.1207/S15326950dp3003_3
The E.C. Barksdale Memorial Essays in History 1993-1994, Volume 13 – First Place: M.M. McKnight Award in Texas Labor History – “Harry Weisbrod and the Founding of the American Federation of Government Employee Lodge 2132, Dallas, Texas, 1962”
- Neurodiversity and Autism Intervention (ABA) can’t be reconciled.
- Performative Neurodiversity – the appropriation and watering down of a Human Rights Movement for profit
- Nothing about Social Skills Training is Neurodivergence-Affirming – Absolutely nothing.
- Why We Model Language and Honor All Communication, instead of Using PECS®
- On Writing Masking Goals for Autistic Middle School Girls – Stop It!
- Why Perspective-Taking and Neurodiversity Acceptance? (Part 2 of “Training” Social Skills is Dehumanizing: The One with the Therapy Goals)
- The Problem with PECS®
- “Training” Social Skills is Dehumanizing( Part 1)
- A Letter from an SLP to a Parent, Immediately After an Autism Diagnosis for a 5-Year-Old
- An ASHA Certified SLP’s Personal Perspective on Collaboration, Interprofessional Practice and ABA
Website: Therapist Neurodiversity Collective
LinkedIn: Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP
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