Julie Garber

2022 MassHOPE Convention Speaker

Speaker Bio

Julie Garber is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience working in a variety of settings. She has been trained by some of the most well-known in the field of sensory and autism such as Temple Grandin, Carol Kranowitz, Patricia and Julia Wilbarger, and Winnie Dunn. She currently works in Massachusetts in Early Intervention and at South Shore Hospital for which she has written several blog posts. She is currently writing a thesis on counseling parents of autistic children in biblical discernment of interventions for autism. A committed homeschool mom herself, she has graduated four of her eight children.

Speaker Workshops

Sensational Students - Helping Students with Sensory Processing Challenges Learn Successfully
The world is filled with all kinds of sensory input that we use and enjoy. Many children can filter out the distracting or non-applicable input so that they can focus on schoolwork. However, some children are aware of much of the sensory input around them at all times OR they are not aware of any input. This impacts their ability to attend to school work and apply what is learned. This workshop will help you to better understand what it is like to live in a world where you cannot process sensory input effectively so that you can emphasize with your student. It will also provide practical suggestions to regulate sensory input so that you can help your child to attend and succeed in learning.
Homeschooling My Autistic Child - Can I? How?
Currently 1 in 44 eight-year-olds in the US are diagnosed with autism every year. You are NOT alone! But, this journey can be daunting. This workshop will help you learn the benefits of homeschooling your autistic child, how to start including how to determine the level and subjects for their curriculum, practical teaching tips for more effective learning, and what additional supports may be helpful.

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