We can Change the World

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The other day I was chatting with a friend and she was telling me about when her son was diagnosed with autism.

And she said…

‘I knew I couldn’t change autism, so I decided I had to change the world.’

I’ve been thinking about it nonstop.

Because, see friends, in the beginning, I didn’t have a lot of support. Or resources. Or knowledge of my son’s mysterious disorder and…I thought my purpose was to change it. I didn’t understand.

Now I do.

And this amazing mama, she knew what I wish I knew all along.

So, here is what I have to say to you. To the moms and dads out there who just heard the word autism out loud and the ones in the middle who are feeling weary and even the ones in the in-between spaces who feel lost.

Let’s change the world. For these kids. These teens. These adults. These mamas and dads who are in the very beginning. Who’s with me?

We ride at dawn. ❤️❤️

We can’t change autism. But we can change the world.

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 our journey. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and join our supporter page, Coop’s Troops, for an amazing community full of support and understanding.


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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