United in Autism is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing laughter, love, and hope through community-building, emotional-support events for special needs moms. To donate to United in Autism, please send your tax-deductible gift to:

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PO Box 261522
Plano, Tx 75026

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Mom’s Events

Every parent deserves to be brought out of their isolation, to be given hope and to leave with new friends who will walk the rest of their journey with them.

Through a local non-profit, Julie has spearheaded free Autism Moms Events for the past nine years. The hope these events brought to attendees inspired Julie to do more. The book, United in Autism: Finding Strength Inside the Spectrum, opened the door to start UnitedinAutism.org and bring free United in Autism Special Needs Moms Events across the country. United in Autism joins together with local special needs charities to plan and implement events in their cities with the goal of connecting and providing hope for moms who would otherwise live in isolation.

Click here for more information on how to help with these events or bring one to your area.  Click here to see event dates and cities already in the works.

Working with Julie to organize our moms events has been a wonderful experience.  She has a passion for the autism community and it shows. She knows how to inspire moms while making them laugh and sends them home feeling hopeful.  We can't wait until her next book so she can host again!  We love you Julie and all you do for this community.

Michelle DoanTherapy & Beyond

Julie’s hilarious outlook, words of encouragement and real-life stories made this an entertaining, relatable and truly memorable event for so many parents and caregivers. It was a delight to work with and get to know Julie. She is a shining light in a world of darkness and denial.

Darla Farmer, Founder and Executive Director, Hope For Three Autism Advocates

I have never been to an event like this before for autism. I have been on this journey for almost 14 years. This was the most enjoyable evening I have had with other autism MOMs. I had a chance to meet mingle, laugh and just relax. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

J. Dockins, Autism Mom

The food, the community, the humor and the joy in remembering that we are never alone in our battle to be the best advocate and parent we can to our children. I smiled, I laughed, and I cried, but for once I didn’t feel like I was alone.

S. Wiscarson, Autism Mom

There were so many things I enjoyed about the Moms Night. I appreciated Julie being candid about her journey and the laughs. I hadn’t gotten out like that in a long time. When I got home I really reflected on the points she made, and I realized that I have shut myself off for such a long time. It’s time for me to get back in the saddle and go to groups and events. I can support other mothers in their journey, and get support as well.

Tomi K, Autism Mom

As an autism mom herself, Julie knows how to share her story in a way that encourages other moms.  She brings years of experience to create events that are fun, relaxing and re-energizing for autism moms.  She knows what other moms want and need.  Every mom deserves a chance to feel like a human again even if it’s just for a few hours.

Vanessa AvilaBoard of Directors, AUsome Moms

In the last five years it's been just my son and I most days, and I have no real friends, much less any who understand my struggles. Last night I felt surrounded by women who I didn't have to know to feel that they understood me. Then I spoke with a few of the moms, made connections, shared stories, struggles, tips, and walked away feeling like the autism journey I am on with my son was just a little less impossible.

C. VanAtta, Autism Mom


October 27     Saint. Paul, MN, United in Autism Event with Finding Cooper’s Voice

October 20     Philadelphia, PA, United in Autism Event with National Autism Association Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management

April 11          Dallas, TX, United in Autism Event with Autism Speaks, Sponsored by Stanley Korshak, Sixty Vines, Behavioral Innovations

March 19        Houston, TX, United in Autism Event with F.A.C.E.S. Sponsored by Therapy and Beyond

February 11  Tulsa, OK, United in Autism Event with Autism Tulsa Sponsored by Therapy and Beyond

February 4     Fort Worth, TX, United in Autism Event with FEAT-NT Sponsored by Therapy and Beyond


Date, City, Local Charity, Sponsor(s)

September 10, Houston, TX, Hope for ThreeTherapy and Beyond

September 17, Moscow, ID, Families Together

September 23, Dallas, TX, AUsome MomsTherapy and Beyond

October 1 , Oklahoma City, OK, Autism OklahomaTherapy and Beyond

October 22, Denver, CO, Autism Society of ColoradoTherapy and Beyond

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