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, musician, 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!