Workshops & Seminars


Julie is a Texas-licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, speaker, and consultant. Julie founded the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective on January 18, 2018, and is an SLP pioneer in the field of evidence-based, neurodivergent-affirming therapy practices.

Speaking Schedule

  • Social Skills “Training”:  A Neurodiversity-Affirming Framework  – Michigan Speech Language and Hearing Association  (MSHA) Annual Conference. March 24, 2023
  • The Neurodiversity Movement and Evidence-Based SLP Practices – Michigan Speech Language and Hearing Association  (MSHA) Annual Conference. March 23, 2023
  • The Interrelation between The Neurodiversity Movement and Evidence-Based SLP Practices. South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA) Annual Conference. October 21, 2022
  • The Neurodiversity Movement and its Implications for Speech Language Therapy Practices – Ottawa Area ISD- Speech Pathologists. October 20, 2022
  • An Educators’ Guide to Autism: Contemporary Research and the Implications for a Trauma-Informed Classroom. Private Event – Texas Public School District. August 10, 2022
  • Social Skills “Training”:  A Neurodiversity-Affirming Framework. July 26, 2022
  • ABA Treatment for Autistic Children as viewed within a Neurodiversity-Affirming Model of Care. Private  Event – Children’s Law Center, Washington D.C. July 13, 2022
  • The Neurodiversity Movement: Implications for Autism Service Providers. June 21, 2022
  • The Neurodiversity Paradigm, a Sea Change in SLP Practice Frameworks. Private Event – ASHA SIG 14. February 23, 2022
  • Social Skills: A Pro-neurodiversity Paradigm. Connecticut Youth Services Association’s 49th Annual Conference. October 22, 2021
  • Shifting Therapies towards an empathetic and respectful Neurodiversity Paradigm. Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint. September 23, 2021
  • WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio NYC, “Neurodiversity Experts Talk Interview”. April 16, 2021
  • Autism from a Neurodiversity Paradigm. Private Event – TUCSON Unified School District. February 17, 2021
  • Autism from a Neurodiversity Paradigm. Private Event – Kean University. October 22, 2020
  • SLP Scope of Practice: Ethical Considerations for Professional and Consumer Advocacy. Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) Annual Conference. 2020
  • Autism in 2020: Overview & Important research updates. Private Events – Three separate presentations for Texas Public School Districts in the greater Houston, Texas area. 2020

Is your organization seeking a dynamic expert speaker to deliver cutting-edge, neurodiversity-affirming content that is backed by contemporary research evidence at your next conference or training event? 

Julie is a frequent neurodiversity speaker, educator, and trainer who delivers high-energy presentations that challenge audiences to re-examine their beliefs about Autism and re-access outdated and damaging therapy and education practices.  She’s been speaking professionally at on-site and virtual events for over a decade including:

Statewide Conferences ● Radio and Magazine Interviews ● School Districts ● Universities ● Inpatient Rehab Teams ● Pediatric Clinics ● Home Health Therapy Teams ● Parent Events ●  Corporate HR Events ● Non-profit Organizations.

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