Eaton/Lane and Donaldson family
Hi my name is Lindsey Eaton and I am 29 years old. I have autism, but it doesn't stop me from achieving my dreams. I live on my own at a townhome in Scottsdale, work at Christ Lutheran School, I recently graduated from the LOPES Academy at the Cardon Center program.
I currently work at Christ Lutheran School as the Office Assistant. I assist with tasks like copying, shredding and passing out lost and found items to kids. My favorite part of my day is helping in the Connections program and interacting with the kids, all of whom have autism. In some cases, the students in this program relate so much with me that they'll talk to me.
One of my proudest accomplishments is that I live independently at a townhome. I cook my own meals, budget my money using EveryDollar and attend Community social events like bingo night. I live near my family.
I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University's LOPES Academy at the Cardon Center program and I learned skills like how to communicate with co-workers and how to advocate for myself. I recently started a role as the LOPES Academy Relations Specialist which right now is one day a week for two hours, with the potential for more hours.
Those who know me, know I am happiest when I am speaking about my journey with autism in front for a new audience. Public speaking has always been one of my biggest strengths because it allows me to advocate for those with autism who struggle to do so.
In my spare time I like to travel, spend time wit my family and friends and attend sporting events. I enjoy spending time with "myself" by watching funny movies, watching reruns of TV shows from the Bachelor franchise, going shopping and getting my nails done.
Jeremiah 29:11 reads: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
My name is Lindsey Eaton and I am 29 years old. I have autism but it doesn't stop me from achieving my dreams. I live at my own place, work at Christ Lutheran School and I attend college at Grand Canyon University as part of the LOPES Academy program.
I currently live at my own house in Scottsdale. I cook my own meals, budget my money and clean my house. I receive habilitation services through HOPE Group and I work with a provider on goals related to budgeting, cooking and making healthier lifestyle decisions. I enjoy hanging out with my friends as well.
In addiiton, I work at Christ Lutheran School. I help with tasks like copying, shredding and other tasks like passing out hot lunches to the kids. I enjoy my job and getting to form relationships with my co-workers.
I currently attend college at GCU through the LOPES Academy program. I currently as part of the program am interning at two different departments within GCU's Athletics Department. I help with statistical data entry on Mondays and on Wednesdays I am a Study Hall Monitor with the OSAD and I help supervise athletes. I am preparing to graduate in April.