Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Quarantine Confession

    Every day we wait outside for a package we never ordered. The days of quarantine are long, especially for a child with special needs.  The lack of routine is brutal.  I use it as a distraction.  It is inevitable that the moment Zac and I step out of the family room we will hear the familiar screeching: Help! Stop it!…

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  • Old Autism Mama

    If you are reading this, there is a good chance someone you know has autism.  Hi. My name is Carrie. I have five kids, and my second son, Jack, has… Read More

  • A Moment in the Park

    It was a beautiful evening. The puppy needed a walk, Gracie needed out of the house, so we went to the park. It was quiet, only a few kids here… Read More

  • The Phone Calls We Take

    I have been on countless phone calls in my lifetime.  There was a time in my youth where I loved getting all the phone calls on my birthday, relatives singing… Read More

  • Quarantine, Autism and Never Giving Up

    Oh, quarantine and autism. You have been a doozy. You would think we would have embraced this socially distant period like all the autism memes suggested at the beginning of… Read More

  • A Boy of No

    Once upon a time, there was a boy who always said no. When he was very small and didn’t have his words, he learned to sign it with his fingers.… Read More

  • Walk a Mile in Autism

    A poem for my 16-year-old brother with autism: Neil Kurshan said, “Walk a mile in my shoes is good advice. Our children will learn to respect others if they are… Read More

  • I’ve Been a Primary Caregiver for 30 Years. Here is What I Want you to Know:

    Hi, my name is Kelly and I am the mother to an amazing young man named Steven. He was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and later apraxia. He recently… Read More

  • Petition: BAN Videos of Children’s Autism Meltdowns

    Imagine you are having your worst day. You lose your job, furnace breaks, your dog runs away and your spouse asks for a divorce. You are clearly struggling. And then… Read More

  • Never Miss a Moment

    Recently I took my son to a local indoor water park for a few hours.  He loved it.  I had a few very interesting social observations. One of the most… Read More

  • How I Forgive

    Did you see that story about that school in New Jersey who left a student with Down Syndrome out of the yearbook? Her name is Glenda. She is twenty-one years… Read More

  • Today, Be A Tiny Bit Selfish

    Have you had them yet? The days that are a little harder to get out of bed, maybe because there’s nowhere to be or maybe because you just don’t want… Read More

  • He Loves You Kiddo

    He loves you kiddo.  I know it’s hard to see since he doesn’t care too much to play with you.  Closing in on 5 years old, and missing half your… Read More

  • 10 Things That Helped Me During Meltdowns As An Autistic Child

    One of the more common questions I get asked as a professional speaker and autism self-advocate is about my communication challenges. After this question though the majority of the questions… Read More

  • Hope, Shifting

    Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation, to want something to happen or be true. –Merriam-Webster Dictionary In the beginning, I hoped he would outgrow it.  I hoped he would sleep… Read More

  • When You Become a Parent

    When you become a parent, you start to understand that the world around you is a completely different place than you previously thought. Your priorities, goals, and literal realities all… Read More

  • A Father Who Stays

    I made a list once of all the great qualities and traits the perfect boyfriend would have. As a middle schooler the most important thing to me was personality. I… 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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