My Media

Julie is an advocate for bringing awareness to sexual abuse toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She uses her voice to speak on this matter with not only extensive knowledge, but also with an emotional connection. In the following podcasts and articles, she speaks from her perspective as a family member of a sexual assault survivor with a disability.

Podcast: Advocate Like a Motherhttps://www.advocatelikeamother.org/podcast/julieandmarisol 
Podcast: LOMAHhttps://www.lomah.org/podcast2/66 

Article: National Council on Severe Autism – https://www.ncsautism.org/blog/end-abuse-of-the-severely-disabled 
Article: The Well News – https://www.thewellnews.com/sexual-assault/individuals-with-disabilities-at-high-risk-of-sexual-assault/ 
Article: NPR – https://www.npr.org/2018/01/10/566608390/she-can-t-tell-us-what-s-wrong 
Article: East County Todayhttps://eastcountytoday.net/letter-public-deserves-better-as-april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-month/ 
Article: Truth Dighttps://www.truthdig.com/articles/predators-home-in-on-developmentally-disabled-women/
Article: East County Todayhttps://eastcountytoday.net/julie-neward-appointed-to-state-council-on-developmental-disabilities-by-governor/