Questions for an Autism Dad


Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there that are raising Autistic kiddos. It can be a selfless job and often seems more like a caregiver role than a father. I’d like to introduce you to my son’s dad, Jamie. He is a patient and caring man and is always willing to change a diaper, spoon feed his son and take a punch when needed.

Questions for an Autism Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all that amazing dad’s out there that are caring for autistic children. These are the men that are sleep deprived, changing diapers for older children, living in waiting rooms, driving to and from speech and handling all the emotions of mom’s like me! And what better way to pay tribute then to finally share Cooper’s dad with the world. I’d like to introduce to you to Jamie, one of the most patient and kind men that I know. His love for his children is unbelievable.

In this video I ask him questions about Cooper’s diagnosis, how is life different now, has your outlook for the future changed, what are your hopes for Cooper as he ages, has autism changed any of your relationships, do I drive him crazy with expectations and worry, and is he scared. Lot’s of questions packed into this video.

Happy Father’s Day!

Posted by Finding Cooper’s Voice on Sunday, June 18, 2017

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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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