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  • It’s Going to be Okay, Because You Will Make it Okay

    I often get overwhelmed by life. Parenting, working, surviving, money, winter, whatever. You name it. I’m human. But typically, the worries I carry around life have answers that I can see. I may not always be able to do them or fix the problem but I do know what I ‘should’ do. I don’t always feel like that with my…

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  • Let Your Child Show You The Way

    As a young child, my son Cody was always full of energy and often became dysregulated and would have meltdowns and tantrums for hours at a time. I remember sitting… Read More

  • Preparing to Move to a New Home

    Today, we had our walk thru in our new home. The home we are moving to in 11 days. To say we are excited is an understatement. Our family has… Read More

  • Making the Brave Choices

    In the very early days of Mark’s autism diagnosis, I found myself in a little, darkened observation room, perched in front of a two-way mirror watching Mark during his special… Read More

  • I Have Hope But My Heart Still Hurts

    My baby girl’s body is changing. At 9 years old I can see the beginnings of the tell tale signs of puberty. I am really hoping it will be a… Read More

  • Conveying Love Nonverbally

    Since Cooper was a baby, he has always touched my face. He will do it to get my attention or to show me something that’s important to him. He will… Read More

  • My Daughter; Living Her Own Life

    Tess came into our life in March 1999. She is part of a big family that lived in Africa. In 1999, Tess’s mum and dad were killed. The circumstances are… Read More

  • What Do I Pray For?

    When you get to a page this size, I’ve learned that a lot of people speak for me. Which comes with the territory I guess. And honestly, there is nothing… Read More

  • To The Person Who Saved Me

    I want to take you back a year ago. To a different me. When it was a much darker time. Where I was the mom who is spending more days… Read More

  • Lost in the Woods

    These thoughts, emotions, and experiences are expressed due to the tragic loss of little Joe Clyde Daniels.  He was a five year old nonverbal autistic child that was reported missing… Read More

  • After Thoughts…

    As a parent, we have hopes and dreams for our children. I would lay in bed, watching my daughter sleep and smile just picturing the woman she would one day… Read More

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About Me

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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