Updates and Cuteness Overload

Just a few updates.

Cooper has had a couple tough therapy appointments. Speech and OT were a bust this week. But one positive is that we were able to redirect him a few times when he started throwing a tantrum. Which is a positive:-) We are really starting to feel the financial strain from his OT appointments and although he loves going…I wish I saw more of an improvement.

Another amazing update is that summer is here and Cooper is LOVING being outside. We spent almost all day yesterday swinging, walking in the woods, throwing the ball for the dogs and playing in the sandbox. Being outside has changed our lives. Thank God for less TV time. I love at the end of the day knowing that my boys are going to sleep well from the fresh air.

Lastly, we have his IEP meeting on Tuesday the 27th. I am assuming this is the first of many. Ugh. I am staying positive though. This is the final step to starting school in the fall.

And a little Super Cooper cuteness to get us to the holiday weekend!

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Kate Swenson

Kate Swenson lives in Minnesota with her husband Jamie, and four children, Cooper, Sawyer, Harbor and Wynnie. Kate launched Finding Cooper's Voice from her couch while her now 11-year-old son Cooper was being diagnosed with autism. Back then it was a place to write. Today it is a living, thriving community of people who want to not only advocate for autism, but also make the world a better place for individuals with disabilities and their families. Her first book, Forever Boy, will be released, April 5, 2022.

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  1. Janice Heck on May 23, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Is sign language a possibility with Cooper?

    • Avatar photo findingcoopersvoice on June 2, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Hi there. As of right now probably not. Cooper still doesn’t have the desire to say many words so teaching him the signs would be a struggle. He does rock ‘more’ and ‘all done’ though!

  2. rgemom on May 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Super-duper cute!!! As for the IEP…..just sending good thoughts your way. They can be SO draining, but just go in remembering you are his expert, his advocate, but most of all his mommy. You’ll be great. Hugs!

  3. Rowan on May 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Sounds so frustrating! I did dropping games, and target games like soft toys in the laundry basket when pip was dropping everything to see what noise it made…I’m not sure what helped but now we are now in a ripping paper phase. Yay for the outdoors!! Nature is the best place for our sensory kids to be, the sounds in nature seem to make so much more sense to pips ears. Gotta love that exhausted sleep. Enjoy!

  4. redlipstickmama on May 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

    So cute!!! And yes for loving outdoor activities, hope it brings all of you some much needed joyful moments xo

  5. Box Hill on June 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Positive thoughts going your way. I hope that cooper does find his voice and shouts it very loudly!

    • Avatar photo findingcoopersvoice on June 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Me too! Thanks!