Welcome To Our Secret World

  • To the Woman who Brought Life Back to Me

    I am honoring my son’s teacher at New Connections Autism Academy, Mrs. Lisa Meeter. I want to say that this woman and this school brought life back to my child and me. After three years of fighting the public school my son went to…numerous send homes, expulsions, calls, meetings, times I almost lost my job because I had to leave…

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  • I See You Momma

    I see you, momma, giving your all. Staying up into the wee hours, researching symptoms and indicators, both hoping and dreading a possible diagnosis. I see you, all alone, as… Read More

  • When My Brother Starts Talking

    Yesterday afternoon Sawyer and I took a trip to Starbucks. I needed a coffee and some alone time with my little man. When we are in the car together he… Read More

  • I am Thankful for My Sister

    I am so thankful for my sister and godmother. She is amazing hands down! She has been with me from the very beginning of my son’s autism diagnosis when he… Read More

  • I’m Thankful for the Kindness of a Stranger

    Have you ever felt a tug on your heart. An idea that was placed in your head. Often it seems as though it has come out of nowhere but it… Read More

  • What is Our Relationship Like…

    When my son was five or six, I finally accepted that he ‘may’ be nonverbal forever. It wasn’t easy. And it almost depleted me. I grieved the words I may… Read More

  • Mommy Guilt

    Mommy guilt is real. It’s powerful and it can crumble the strongest of women. It is painful, shaming, blaming, isolating, gut wrenching and all together time consuming. If you let… Read More

  • My Sensory Seeker

    I laugh every single time I walk into a room and see a blue blob. Especially since it’s blaring music from Choo Choo Bob. And giggling. Cooper doesn’t really care… Read More

  • Say ‘Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma’

    Last night I was snuggling with Harbor and I found myself subconsciously saying…’say ma-ma-ma-ma.’ And as I looked at him I saw Cooper. I immediately flashed back to seven years… Read More

  • Thank You to the ‘Original’ Member of our Tribe

    We want to honor our son’s speech therapist Jacqui.  She started as a person that came to our home on Saturday’s to give Carter extra help with speech, but she… Read More

  • Our Family Photos 2018

    Because every picture tells a story… A few weeks ago we had our family photos taken. Harbor was brand new. I was exhausted and emotional. Nursing was hard. Recovering from… 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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