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  • The Plain White Coffee Mug

    I will be 36 years old in one month and I’ve never been the plain white coffee mug.  I’ve been the funny coffee mug. I have made it my job to make everyone laugh around me.  I’ve been the accomplished mug. From grade school through obtaining my master’s degree. I’ve been the pregnant mug. Sickness all 41 weeks – Can’t…

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  • The Only Thing My Daughter Needs To Know

    Last night my daughter asked me what she was like when she was ten years old. “Did I have attention problems back then?” This morning I thought back to that… Read More

  • Why We Push

    It was only an hour and a half into the first day of my son’s school-sponsored summer enrichment program when my phone began to ring. It was supposed to be… Read More

  • Not Hired, or even Fired, because of Autism

    Growing up I didn’t know much about people with Autism. In fact the only thing I really knew was that I have a younger brother who has Autism.  He was… Read More

  • Find Your Tribe

    A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about exactly what to do after you have learned of your child’s diagnosis, you can find that post here. It’s a bit overwhelming… Read More

  • They Have A Story to Tell Too

    I have three sons. Most of you know Cooper. He has two younger brothers. A lot of folks ask about them. They want to know why I don’t share them… Read More

  • Our Favorite Time of the Year

    These three picked out the absolute best tree at the tree farm today. It was an experience I tell you. As it typically is with these three. The baby found… Read More

  • Good People

    For almost two years now, my son Jack has wanted a job. He wanted to work. I still don’t know why he chose the place he did—a local pasta restaurant… Read More

  • The Deafening Silence

    My son Knox, five, lives each day with non-verbal autism. He has said some words, many sounds, but there is no consistent voice for him. Consistently, there is a deafening… Read More

  • Thankful

    ‘Along my journey I have learned that the more thankful I am, the more I have to be thankful for.’ Today I was…Woke up at before 6 am by a… Read More

  • I’m Starting To Forget

    I’m starting to forget. The other day, over coffee, I chatted with a mom whose daughter was just diagnosed with autism and a few other things. Epilepsy. Language disorder. The… Read More

  • A Reward for Cooper

    Yesterday, Cooper’s dad and I took him to the paper store. He picked it as his reward for having an amazing week at school. Parents outside our world probably don’t… Read More

  • Dora the Pirate

    I’d love to bring you a smile today. Because over here we are grinning from ear to ear. A week or so ago, my son Cooper took an interest in… Read More

  • 2020 Thanksgiving…An Autism Moms dream

    Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday. I have lots of cousins (from my mom’s side)and that was the day we all got together when I was younger and even… Read More

  • What Are Your Expectations?

    I remember my very first autism workshop about 3 years ago like it was yesterday. Sitting in a room filled with other autism moms and dads, I didn’t know what… Read More

  • Thank You For Including My Son

    Disclaimer: Due to privacy concerns, names have been changed to protect the identity of minors. There’s a little girl in my son Nicholas’s class. I’ll call her “E.” Nicholas and… Read More

  • Public Schools Accused of Defrauding Special Education Students During Pandemic Nationwide

    Our lives are often broken up by dates that mark significant events that change us. Our wedding dates, the birthdays of our children, the death of a family member we… 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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