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  • Living the Unique Autism Life

    It is really scary for me to share my experiences with Autism.  I have been living this ‘unique Autism life’ for over 18 years; and I’ve received everything from pity, to criticism, to compassion, to hatred because of my children. I really don’t want any of those feelings. I just want people to enjoy my children for who they are,…

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  • It Wasn’t Just About Autism

    This was our view while we waited for fireworks on Independence Day. It was a lovely sight with the flag hanging in the street and kids laughing and playing together.… Read More

  • Changing Flight Plans to Holland

    Mission Control has changed our course…again. Some of you may know the poem “Welcome to Holland.” For those of you who do not, allow me to explain. Or, if you… Read More

  • Controlling What I Can Control

    On day three of Harbor’s life, he cried all day. He nursed and fussed. Nursed and fussed. He didn’t sleep for nearly six hours. At 3 pm, I broke down.… Read More

  • I am the Parent of a Child with Autism

    If you see me about and I look like I’ve had no sleep, know that you are not wrong. The last thing I want to do most days is plaster… Read More

  • Saying the Words Out Loud

    “I pray she’s okay…that she doesn’t face the same challenges as Leo,” I expressed to my Mom, a couple of months ago, as we were driving. Pausing for a moment,… Read More

  • Why Being Mightier Can Help Your Child

    Mightier, a program developed out of Boston Children’s Hospital, helps kids build emotional strength through video games. It helps all kids, regardless of current emotional regulation ability. It does this… Read More

  • How Do You Do It?

    In the middle December of 2014, my husband, Yuki, and I were going to talk to my parents about the decision that we had made to go through an adoption… Read More

  • Love Needs No Words

    “Don’t worry Sadie, you can hold your ears, I’ll always be here to help you.” These were the words I overheard my five year old Max say to Sadie as… Read More

  • Special Needs Parenting Under a Microscope

    You know what I find to be the hardest part of taking my severely autistic son out in public…And it’s not what you think. It’s not the screaming. Or the… Read More

  • Medical Cannabis Update-Week Five

    I promised I would give a weekly update on our journey with medical cannabis for our severely autistic son. We are over a month in! We’ve seen amazing, huge, gigantic,… 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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