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Jodie Eaton

I am Jodie Eaton, mother of three beautiful children with a number of disabilities including Autism, ADHD and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy.

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A Peek into the Future of an Autistic Child

I often wonder what my children are going to be like when they grow up, 

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Rare Disease and the Dangers of “Dr Google”

It’s very daunting when a member of your family is diagnosed with a rare disease,…

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Early Intervention

Why is it that after all of these years, I am still hearing stories from parents,…

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Special Needs Parenting: ADHD medication has changed our lives

This is a subject that gets quite a lot of attention and can cause heated discussions…

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Special Needs Families: Winter

If you're like me, and love the summer, you'll be wondering where this sudden…

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The moment anxiety took a hold of me.

Life comes with its very own agenda, one that isn’t preconceived. 

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When a Doctor told me I had to wean my daughter off of me

Ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes were counted. My daughter made a spectacularly…

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The Circus Comedy My Children Didn’t Understand

All three of my children didn’t understand the comedy at the circus. I found…

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Has anxiety stolen my little girl?

I can't help but wonder sometimes, what it would be like if my daughter didn't…

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I’m Sorry

I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help today, at the school, when you needed…

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Autism: Why I describe my daughter as a coke bottle!

Do you understand your child's needs, to know when a reaction is imminent? 

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