Julie Obradovic is the mother of 3 beautiful children she raises with her husband in the suburbs . After her child was diagnosed with autism, she became an outspoken writer, adovcate, and activist.
For 10 years Julie has been writing and speaking about autism, focusing primarily on her personal experience and the discoveries she made while trying to help her child. She has volunteered for a number of organizations during that time, but is mostly known for her work as a Contributing Editor to the Age of Autism blog.
Julie and her work have been featured in Grand Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, The Thinking Moms Revolution and many more popular online sites such as Reddit. Many of her most personal pieces have gone viral. She has also appeared on The Whitney Reynold's Show, and has been a featured speaker at multiple autism conferences throughout the country.
Outside of activism, Julie spent 17 years as a high school teacher and department chair. She has an undergraduate degree and two master's degrees in education. In 2004, Julie was chosen and honored by Oprah Winfrey for being a great teacher on her famous Favorite Things Show. She has also spoken to the Illinois State Board of Education about the importance of World Language Education, and has served as an expert on a panel discussion for St Xavier University.
In addition to autism, Julie is equally passionate about education. She started her own business, Lessons for Life Unlimited, Inc., which aims to teach children the skills to succeed in the school of life. One day she dreams of opening her own school.
Julie's greatest passion, however, is writing. She loves to use her writing as a tool to express herself and created this blog as way to do so in all areas of her life. She is currently working on her memoir.