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  • This Life of Autism

    Dear Chloe Elizabeth, From the time I was old enough to dream about what I wanted to be when I “grew up,” I dreamt about being a mommy. A year after your Daddy and I married, we knew that starting our family was going to harder than what people made it seem. After two years of fertility treatments, many doctors…

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  • Thank You Dad

    I want to thank you, dad, for everything you have done to give me, and my sister, the best and most stable life possible. I know you gave up a… Read More

  • A Boy and his Baby Brother

    Oh how far he’s come. 14 weeks ago he refused to acknowledge our new addition. He had never touched a baby. Never held one. Honestly, never acknowledged one. We’ve worked… Read More

  • The Never-Ending Cycle of Adjustments

    Often I think life is so unfair. Why did my child get autism and virtually no one else I know has a child with it? My son was diagnosed with… Read More

  • Dreams Change

    “When he is older he will be grand”, “he’ll grow out of it”, “ah you would never know looking at him”. Just some comments that are frequently said to me… Read More

  • The Day Everything Changed

    April 20th, 2017. This is a day I will NEVER forget! A day I had waited so long for but dreaded at the same time. Today was Jaxon’s evaluation day!… Read More

  • A Letter to My “Typical” Son

    Dear Eli, You are such a blessing to our family.  You came into this world as a teeny tiny miracle.  You arrived 6 weeks early. Those first few weeks were… Read More

  • I Wasn’t Scared of Autism

    I wasn’t scared of autism; I knew all about it. My brother has autism and he’s a happy, odd, 30-year old dude living his best life. So, when my son… Read More

  • My Girl had Gotten out of the House

    I am one of those people, even before kids, but even more so with kids, I immediately think of the worst that could happen in every situation, and then I… Read More

  • Finding Alone Time, Tis’ So Sweet

    I find so much joy to be able to be my sons caregiver. Somedays it can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining, especially if I am not intentional about assuring… Read More

  • A Letter to My Nonverbal Son

    My sweet little Isaac. You can’t tell me you love me, but you sure show it. You don’t sing the words to songs, but your loud humming makes me laugh.… Read More

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Finding Cooper's Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you're never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village....all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to my page!


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When my son was first diagnosed with autism no one was talking about it. Autism was hidden. I vow to change that.

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