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  • Listen with your Heart

    Hearts have always been my son’s favorite shape. Because of his autism and limited verbal skills, in all of his five years on earth he hasn’t told me this, I just know. He is drawn to them. He likes to build them by putting other shapes together and points them out whenever he comes across one. This makes perfect sense,…

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  • Regression SUCKS

    Yes – I said it. Regressions sucks. Seeing my son who works so hard everyday lose skills and gain more anxiety is one of the most difficult aspects of this… Read More

  • The Day He Passes You

    I absolutely love being a boy mom. Race cars, dirt, and ornery smiles. I had just found out we were pregnant that week with our second blessing. We were sitting… Read More

  • A Family of Five

    ‘I think it’s terrible that you go places without Cooper all the time. I think you are awful, awful parents. And you are teaching your other children that Cooper doesn’t… Read More

  • The Price of Strength

    Raising two girls with autism has made me stronger than I ever imagined I could be. I have found strength at my low points that looking back feels like someone… Read More

  • As Long As He’s Healthy

    While at a recent doctor appointment I was chatting with a young, pregnant woman. I congratulated her and asked her if she knew the sex of the baby. She said… Read More

  • Can Children with Severe Autism be Happy?

    When a child is diagnosed with autism, it can feel like the whole world is collapsing. I should know — I felt that way in 1999 when my son, Lucas,… Read More

  • Fellow Mom, I will Pray for your Peace

    I’ve prayed for peace a lot. When you have anxiety, you learn how to manage it and be more calm. Prayer is my favorite and most regularly used tool. If… Read More

  • Thank you for being You

    I want to thank you kid. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. I want to thank you for being you. This morning I dropped you off for your… Read More

  • Why My Son is Amazing

    Have you ever met someone who, just by virtue of being themselves, makes you a better person? For me, that person is my son, Colin. Autism used to be my… Read More

  • How do you Feel about your Son’s Autism Diagnosis?

    Our son was diagnosed with autism in October 2018. It’s taken me some time to feel comfortable talking about his diagnosis. I just wasn’t ready to talk about how I… 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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