Association of Educational Therapists, The Academic Language Therapy
Julie Nichols is a practicing Catholic, a Native Texan, wife of 28 years, a mother of young adults, and has
She is an Academic Language Therapist who serves children, adolescents, and adults with
developmental, learning, and cognitive disabilities. She is a part-time advocate for disabled and LBGTQ+
youth and their families, serves part-time in religious trauma recovery, is an early-onset Parkinson’s
Disease patient, and was the first recipient of Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in South Texas
Julie loves modern-day theological challenges, time with her family, attending Mass/Church, her pet
birds, and eating Mexican food on the San Antonio Riverwalk with her friends and family.
Julie’s articles have appeared in ministerial publishers such as New Ways Ministry, Outreach, Fortunate
Families, Faith-on-View, and Catholic New Zealand. They have also appeared in medical, educational,
and secular LGBTQ+ publications like Therapist.News, Zipe Education, MarkPShea, and Gay News Today
(Science section). Julie is also a columnist for Patheos Catholic.