Julie Cashin

17 January 2024

Julie is a community researcher that works and lives in the Moreton Bay/Brisbane area, Queensland. Julie was born on Turrbal Country and is a proud Pitta Pitta woman. Julie has previously worked with children with disabilities, development delays and First Nations families within the education sector. Julie has a personal understanding of this program as she has lived experience in raising 3 of her own children with different disabilities at different levels. Julie is passionate about this program, as she has experienced the lack of support provided in raising her daughter who is now 26 years old. Julie’s youngest child has a rare disease, bilateral with (Legg-calve) Perthes disease and was in a wheelchair for 3 years. He was diagnosed with PTSD, separation anxiety and vision impairment at the age of 2.5 years old. He was also later diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, severe anxiety and sensory issues. Julie is compassionate, empathetic, and understanding towards others and is a great asset to this program. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to help others. Julie lives with her youngest son and they both share a passion and love for Reiki and enjoy it during their spare time.