Welcome To Our Secret World

  • We Have A Little Secret…

    We have been keeping a little secret! I am 21 weeks pregnant and couldn’t be more excited. Baby S is due in October! I know you will all have a million questions and I will gladly answer them for you. I am guessing this list will cover a few of them. Yes, we were planning this. Yes, we are excited.…

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  • Our Days Are No Longer Lost

    For the first time, since as far as I can think back, I want time to slow down. I actually haven’t ever really felt this way. My whole life I’ve… Read More

  • As Parents, We Need to Start a Conversation About Autism

    I read an article today about autism. It said children with autism most likely won’t show affection. They won’t need affection. They won’t understand emotion. They won’t have empathy or… Read More

  • The Water Slide Less Traveled

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation will always hold bittersweet memories for our family.  Even before we were married, my husband and I would attend… Read More

  • The Can’ts Will Become Cans

    I remember like it was just yesterday. I dazed out of the evaluation window as we waited for someone to come in and explain how this “process” works. My son… Read More

  • Advice For The New Autism Parent

    Dear New Autism Parent, First of all, I want to say I’m sorry!  Even if you’ve suspected that your child has autism, having your theory confirmed hurts. It’s like a… Read More

  • Your First Time Seeing Autism

    We’ve known each other for years. Friend of a friend I suppose you could say. We are the same age. Both married. Both busy. You don’t have children though. I… Read More

  • I am Thankful for Those Rare Moments

    I’m going to be real here. Throughout the frustration, the exhaustion, the tears and screaming, I really start to question how much I can handle sometimes. There are days where… Read More

  • However Hard Autism is for Me; It is Harder for My Son

    At 9 months old, I knew there was something different about Zachary. At 17 months old I took it upon myself to get him started in feeding therapy, and then shortly after early… Read More

  • Let’s Get Real About Public Restrooms

    It’s time to get real and talk about public restrooms and people with disabilities. I created the video below to bring awareness and to talk about the problems my son… Read More

  • Dear Autism Teacher

    The bleachers are a sea of orange shirts. I push my one year old back and forth across the crowds of people as I search for your class. We search… 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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