Julie Smith

Family Faculty


  • B.S., Design, University of Cincinnati, 1987

Professional Background

Julie Smith is a family support specialist and clinic coordinator whose focus is on interdisciplinary teaming and diagnosis of autism in young children.  In addition to her present role as a family faculty member in the NH-ME LEND program, she is employed by the Child Development Clinic at Child Health Services in Manchester, New Hampshire.  She began her work supporting families at the Seacoast Child Development Clinic from 2008-2017.  A parent of a young man with autism spectrum disorder, she brings a wealth of knowledge about the family experience from diagnosis through transition into adulthood. As a parent leader and advocate, she has served on her area agency’s family advisory council for over ten years and participated in numerous committees focused on autism and disability. She has facilitated two autism parent education groups. Presently, she leads a parent group focused on the support of young adults and teens transitioning to adulthood.  She is a 2006 graduate of the NH Leadership Series and a 2018 graduate of the NH-ME LEND program.  


The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.

Julie Smith
Curriculum Vitae: 
Institute on Disability
Pettee Hall
55 College Road, Room 103
Durham, NH 03824