Welcome To Our Secret World

  • My Family, I am so Lucky to have You

    To My Family: When Mason was 6 months old and I said I felt like something was “off”…you did not look at me like I was crazy. When Mason was a year and I was nervous about his development, you did not tell me I was being ridiculous. When Mason was 15 months old and I was freaking out that…

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  • Sometimes it Really Hits Me

    Autism has been a part of my life for 20 years. I have 2 sons with Autism. I feel like I know it well. I’m comfortable now. I’m in a… Read More

  • Two Boys and a Sister on the Way!

    My son Nolan was born May 2007.  He was the easiest baby who came with a painless, smooth delivery.  He made parenthood a breeze. There was no hesitation in giving… Read More

  • Who will Care for my Son after I’m Gone?

    If you ask any special needs parent, they will tell you that their number one fear is worrying about who will care for their child after they are too old… Read More

  • Nobody is Exempt

    Isla’s first few months at the new ABA clinic were going great. She was learning a ton, and she really enjoyed seeing new therapists and kiddos each day as the… Read More

  • Our World is Different

    This morning you woke me up. The same way you do every single day. You come puttering in. Heavy feet. Full hands. Already giggling. You stand next to my face.… Read More

  • Thank you for being his Forever Friend

    Our Dearest Son Dominick, As I sit here and write this letter to you I have to fight back tears. A whole new set of tears. I’ve shed what feels… Read More

  • Naked and Unafraid

    Let’s be honest, more than likely you never saw yourself where you are at this moment in time – you had a different picture. There are moments in our lives… Read More

  • To my Son’s School District

    I registered my son for school today. I drove five minutes from my house on this cold winter morning and walked into the office with all of our forms: his… Read More

  • The Rabbit Hole of Grief

    The flu overtook our house this last week. First the baby. Then Sawyer. Then Cooper. And finally me. I found myself curled up in a blanket in bed yesterday afternoon.… Read More

  • Why Autism is Not My Excuse

    “ Oh but that’s OK for him. He has autism.” I had to blink a few times because I wasn’t quite sure if I heard her correctly. This kind and… 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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