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  • What a Wonderful World

    What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong. A beautiful song. I danced to it with my father at my wedding. Recently, I watched a friend dance with his mother to that exact song at his wedding. Her face beamed with pride. He had the biggest grin the entire time they danced together. I bet in that moment she was remembering…

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  • A Promposal 15 Years in the Making

    A single act of kindness may seem isolated in the moment, but kindness often paves the way for beautiful things to happen for years to come. Sometimes this beauty may not… Read More

  • Because of the Lockdown, I Can’t See my Son

    Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. Autism awareness month is hitting our family hard this year, and frankly, my heart is broken.   Many of you may know that my son Christopher… Read More

  • I Am Autism

    I am autism. I am funny loud big. Yet I am quiet. I am a slippery riddle—a puzzle piece upon the bumper of a car, a black sentence upon white… Read More

  • Don’t Take Mom For Granted

    I’ve heard it so many times. “Just wait until they start talking, you’ll just want them to be quiet”. I see memes like this and while I know it’s said… Read More

  • The Fear We Feel

    This is the most fearful time of my life. A deadly virus spreading quickly throughout the country will strike fear in most people.  However there is another fear I feel… Read More

  • How Does He Feel Loved?

    This morning I listened to a radio show, where a doctor explained that in times of isolation and fear, we need to feel loved in order to feel safe. He… Read More

  • The Neurotypical’s Meltdown

    I am NOT a “visual person.”  My husband sees everything, even the hidden structure of a complex machine simply based on form, function, and the noise it makes. My husband… Read More

  • Letter to My Daughter on Her Birthday

    I cannot believe it has been 6 years since I held you for the first time. I remember laying you on my chest and looking into your big blue eyes.… Read More

  • Too Familiar

    Doesn’t all of this feel oddly familiar to you? So terrified of the future. Haven’t you felt that before? The fear of the unknown? Continual anxiety caused by the ultimate… Read More

  • The Autism Merry-Go-Round

    Some days, it feels like we are climbing onto the exact same merry-go-round that we were on yesterday, and the day before that and the one before that.  The same… Read More

  • I’m Afraid your Daughter will Endanger Us

    I absolutely loved my oldest daughter’s kindergarten teacher – I really felt like we were partners in helping my daughter.  But, not a day went by that I didn’t get… Read More

  • Endless Nights

    There are 24 hours in a day.  Every hour is 60 minutes.  But I am quite sure the hours between 1:00 and 6:00 AM are at LEAST 6000 minutes each.… Read More

  • It’s Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

    Times are hard right now. For everyone. And if you’re a parent of a child with a disability, being off school isn’t as “cute” and “pretty” as it may seem across… Read More

  • That Little Empty Spot

    When your last born loses her first tooth, it is supposed to be a little sad because one realizes that their baby is growing up. And will soon spend long… Read More

  • Love and Marriage and Our Son

    I have been married for twenty-one years. My husband Joe and I have five kids. Our second son has autism. He is fifteen. Now, I may not know much, but… Read More

  • What They Don’t See

    They don’t see how much you are struggling just to enter a room full of people.  They don’t see your mom cringing and scanning the room immediately for triggers or… 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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