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  • Autism Touches Every Part of Everything

    I am not sure when the moment hit because I was so deep into autism, I did not even realize the epiphany I had. When Jayden was diagnosed just before age three I had so much hope, and do not get me wrong I am still filled with tons of hope for Jayden’s future. I just had some unrealistic expectations…

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  • How do I Explain Autism…

    I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. How would I explain my autism world to someone with no experience with autism? I have two sons, ages 3 and… Read More

  • Here I am Again

    Quietly I sit listening to the silence of our home. I hear the peaceful sounds of my family’s dreams. Yet here I sit. Wide eyed with an exhausted body and… Read More

  • I’m not Always Grateful

    I sat there bouncing my baby on my knee. I was surrounded by people. I watched the group of children singing Jesus Loves Me. So casually. Standing in a line.… Read More

  • The Little Boy in the Mirror

    Young boy looks in the mirror and wonders, who am I to you? I know I’m some kind of different and not less Yet I’m more than just a condition… Read More

  • The Best Big Brother

    My son Xander has always been an amazing kid, above average in every way, but he goes above and beyond as a big brother. He wanted a little sister more… Read More

  • The Secrets We Keep

    I backed out of the garage. Music blaring. Sunglasses on. To my neighbors it probably appeared like I was just running an errand. To the grocery store most likely. My… Read More

  • How Does this End?

    When my son was diagnosed with autism over five years ago, I thought it was a race against time. I thought if we did everything all at once, all the… Read More

  • The 4 Things that Helped our Son the Most

    Many of you have been following our story for years. Some even since Cooper was three when I started this blog. You’ve seen the ups and downs. The highs and… Read More

  • Having ‘That Child’

    This is an open letter of sort to those that say that they could never deal with “that child.” You hear a lot about people saying they could not or… Read More

  • Beauty in the Broken-ness

    The older he gets, I often find myself focusing on the things my son Benjamin struggles with.  Because naturally, the older he gets, the harder things become for him. It… 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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