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  • Husband, It Might Always Be This Hard

    My husband and I are, in a sense, new to this role of being special needs parents. Both of our children have fragile x syndrome and although our boys were born with this genetic condition, we didn’t know how significant our 2 year old son’s delays were until this past summer when Caleb’s genetic results came back. A few months…

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  • There is No Easy Autism

    When my daughter was first diagnosed on the autism spectrum last year, I clung to the concept that it was no big deal—that it was “mild,” and she was “high… Read More

  • Riding the Roller Coaster

    Look at this smile. He’s back. We made it through another regression. Another loss of skills and spike in behaviors. This one lasted nearly two months. Which in our autism… Read More

  • Being Afraid to Talk about Autism

    Today, I brought my new baby in for his one month check-up. I asked all my questions and found out that he is as perfect as can be. All 12… Read More

  • When the Differences are Noticeable

    When my autistic son was two and three I remember thinking….at least he can blend in. He’s so cute that no one will ever know he is different. Or that… Read More

  • He Isn’t a Sad Story…

    “… he isn’t a sad story.” Those are the words that changed my world. I always dreamed of becoming a mother. There was nothing I wanted more in life. Boy… Read More

  • Thank You for Believing in My Son

    I chose a life of motherhood, but this motherhood chose me. A different one of sorts, a special needs one. And because of this, I have needed more help along… Read More

  • Life Changes

    Have you ever had that feeling, like your world just stopped turning?  Like you are standing still, but everyone around you is moving forward? So dramatic, I know, but this… Read More

  • Special Wants Holiday Gift Exchange

    Our friends over at Bacon and Juice Boxes, are running the 3rd Annual Special Wants Holiday Gift Exchange and need our help. What is it? This holiday “wish list” was… Read More

  • Our Daughter was Nonverbal

    Our daughter was nonverbal. She did not sing. She did not make noises. She did not imitate. She did not point. We were repeatedly told she might not ever talk.… Read More

  • I Used to Google Nonverbal

    I used to google. A lot. Late at night typically. Always on my phone so Jamie couldn’t see my search history. I’d google flapping. I’d google ‘my toddler doesn’t sleep.… 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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