Julie is a Learning Disability Nurse specialising in developing and facilitating training on meeting the health needs of families with disabled children. She has over 10 years nursing experience working in health settings ranging from Assessment and Treatment Units, Respite services for children with complex needs and most recently as a Community Sister in Children’s Learning Disability Nursing Teams across England. Julie also has international experience, practising in a United States summer camp for learning disabled children with ADHD.
Currently she works independently as a Trainer for various organisations including Bangor University, Conwy County Borough Council and Contact a Family. She is also Sleep Practitioner Facilitator for the Handsel Trust, having developed a national training programme for health professionals in assessing sleep problems and designing interventions with families of disabled children.
She is also a Freelance Person Centred Planning Facilitator with Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities, supporting families of both learning disabled young people and adults to work in a person centred way.
Special areas of interest include Intensive Interaction – supporting the communication systems of profoundly learning disabled children, sexuality and relationship teaching with learning disabled young people, toilet training techniques with learning disabled children and sleep management work.