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  • Autism Dads: The Men Behind the Scenes

    I have talked a lot about how lonely this life is. About how isolated I feel. About how no one I know, gets it. I’m not sure when it happened, but one day recently, I told that selfish voice to shut up. I lay down at night next to the one person in this world who gets it. Why does…

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  • What Would Cooper Want?

    We met with Cooper’s social worker yesterday for another 6-month evaluation. If you follow our journey, you are probably noticing the uptick in medical appointments and evaluations. It seems to… Read More

  • When Time Seems to Stand Still

    I went for a walk tonight with my dogs. Like I try to do every night. It’s my sanity after long days. As I was walking I took note of… Read More

  • I Can’t Dwell On The Fears

    It was no surprise to me. I mean, I didn’t even cry. Maybe I even zoned out a little bit. I heard him say, “What we are looking at is… Read More

  • To the Parents of Children with Autism

    We write this blog and share our story, not to get sympathy from others, but to educate others on what autism is, how different it can look from one person… Read More

  • The Moment It Hits You

    Today, the girls and I made plans to enjoy a nice lunch outside at the Old Mill with Jack while Cam and Daddy went for haircuts. In addition to The… Read More

  • Teaching Autistic Children to Read

    We had our son Cooper’s ITP meeting on Thursday and this mama found out that her smart kid can spell hundreds of words. He’s even moved on from three letter… Read More

  • I am His Person and He is Mine

    My son Cooper is always with me. Always in the same room. Always near me. We move throughout the house together. He’s my little shadow. Never doing what I’m doing.… Read More

  • The Real Confessions of Special Needs Parents

    Parenting is hard.  I think we can all agree on that. You are raising a tiny little human from birth to adulthood without an instruction manual and silently praying they… Read More

  • Learning the Value of Self Care

    Self care is EXTREMELY important. It’s the reason they tell you to put the oxygen mask on first and then give it to your kids. If you are not OK,… Read More

  • A Letter to my Autistic Son

    Dear sweet son, If you tell me why you fill my bathtub with stuff I will buy you a car. Or a real, life size, train car. Or all the… 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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