Greetings! My name is Julianne. Originally from the Greater Philadelphia area, I lived just outside of Washington, D.C. for four years while attending the University of Maryland (GO TERPS!). I returned to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2010 after accepting a job.
Appropriate self descriptors: lifelong learner, traveler, lover of movement (yoga, volleyball, dance, hiking, biking), admirer of nature and its beauty, wannabe photographer who can’t yet rationalize spending an absurd amount of money on a nice camera, laughter enthusiast, tentative cook, history nerd, family-oriented, karma believer.
Having a younger sibling on the spectrum is the only life I have ever known. My brother was diagnosed before I even started kindergarten, so all of my earliest memories involve his therapy program. I wasn’t always thrilled about having a brother that was different, but I grew out of it, as typically developing siblings sometimes do. Ironically enough, he is probably the individual who has had the greatest impact on my life in many ways. I do not believe many people can say the same thing about their siblings!