A Camp for Autism Families

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We are packed to the gills and headed to a family camp for children with autism.

We. Are. So. Excited!

We are also a little bit nervous because this is really brave for us.

We don’t usually do things this adventurous.

Two sleeps away. In a cabin. With itineraries. And activities. And people.

But I also hear that there are no apologies at this camp. That little people can have hard moments and no one will stare or judge and moms and dads can breathe easy.

And siblings can make friends and no one will care if our son has 300 DVDs or a queen sized comforter around the campfire.

We shall see. I’m nervous. But we are trying because for the first time in our son’s ten years the excitement is there. He wants to do this so badly.

And the boys have big plans.

Cooper wants to ride a horse. He has been saying HHH all morning. I will scream out loud if he actually rides one.

Sawyer wants to shoot a bow and arrow.

Harbie wants to make friends, Dad wants to unplug, and I want to meet amazing kids.

Wish us luck.

Sometimes bravery looks like this. A family in a car heading south.

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch here we come! Get ready!

Follow along in our Instagram stories (Findingcoopersvoice) to see our adventures.

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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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