Julie Hornok is passionate about empowering women to find grace, acceptance and strength in the midst of even the toughest circumstances life has to offer. Humbled by parenting kids with extra needs, she works to build community for those who feel alone and spread her message of hope to anyone who will listen.

Julie’s book, United in Autism: Finding Strength inside the Spectrum (Foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin), shares inspirational stories from autism parents from all parts of the spectrum, in all corners of the world.

She has also been published through Yahoo!TODAY ParentsScary MommyLove What MattersMotherly, BluntMomsThe MightyThat’s InappropriateParenting Special Needs MagazineAutism Parenting Magazinemultiple Chicken Soup for the Soul books and many more national magazines and websites.

Awards and Honors: Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Award Winner, Named Autism Warrior in Autism Parenting MagazineAMAB Magazine Illustrious Award, Making a Difference Award for providing real help and hope to the Autism Community

Other Appearances: Focus on the Family BroadcastCW-33 Morning HopeiHeart Radio, Newsy, The Chicken Soup for the Soul PodcastAutism LiveParenting Special Needs Magazine PodcastAutism Helper PodcastMarriage.comDFW ChildPlano Star Courier

Julie co-founded the non-profit, Labeled and Loved, to embrace and strengthen families with special needs by providing connective experiences and educational resources igniting personal growth and systemic change within the community.

She lives with her husband of 24 years and three adult-ish kids in the great state of Texas.