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  • A Letter to My Son Will

    Having a child changes your whole world….You hear it all the time but honestly, it really does. Once that beautiful baby arrives in the world, the sleep-ins are a thing of the past. Most meals are eaten cold. You find yourself still in your pj’s at 3pm. You wonder how you’re going to get through another day with having had…

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  • The Never Ending Vaccination Question

    Am I going to vaccinate my baby? Do I think vaccines cause autism? Did I vaccinate my first two children? I get these questions daily. Typically always from a sweet,… Read More

  • I Dream Differently Than You

    Being a victim sounds horrible but sometimes I think we fail to recognize that at times it is self-induced. I can’t go to the store because my son might throw… Read More

  • Will it Always Feel This Way?

    I’ve been crying a lot lately. The list of public places in which I’ve broken down is growing and I’m not sure if I should be glad I have the… Read More

  • Autism and Other People

    One of the hardest things about raising a child who is different is other people. When we’re at the grocery store and my child has an iPhone in her hand,… Read More

  • Does He Understand That You Are Pregnant?

    ‘Does Cooper understand that you are pregnant?’ I get that question all the time. Even more as my pregnancy progresses. My honest answer is I don’t know. I truly don’t.… Read More

  • To Have a Brother, But Feel Like an Only Child

    My mom said something to me that I often think to myself: “I wish Colin would play with Finn.  It makes me sad for Finn because I know he would… Read More

  • My Son, In the Moments You are Still

    This morning I watched you sleeping. On a mattress. On the floor. Next to my bed. You were still. There was no sound. No silly songs blaring. No grunts or… Read More

  • Mama, I Don’t Want my Baby Brother to Have Autism

    On Sundays we eat dinner at Jamie’s parents. Often, this is our only trip outside of our house as a family. We treasure it. We look forward to it. They… Read More

  • It’s About So Much More Than Fireworks

    It’s not about watching the fireworks. Or seeing children run around with sparklers. It’s not about the parades. Or eating the hotdogs and potato salad. It’s not about going camping.… Read More

  • Dreading Church

    I dread going to church. I have not always felt this way. I was a born and raised a church girl. My childhood was delightfully filled with potlucks and pews.… 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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