Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Asking the World to Change

    I was at a retail store this past weekend and watched a mom struggling to manage her son during a meltdown. I started thinking about how not that long ago… Read More

  • I Saw the Future

    Our family spent the night at a water park on Sunday. Cooper comes alive in the water. It is the one and ONLY activity that he enjoys more than watching… Read More

  • Loving Ourselves Through The Process

    I’ve been getting to know a lot of other autism mama’s and as we share our stories there are always some common threads. One is the weight of autism. Wherever… Read More

  • Coming out

    Today is World Autism Day. Whoops. Dropped the ball on that one.  I didn’t even know there was such a thing. But I probably should know that…MOMMY FAIL. I am… Read More

  • We Are Moving Forward.

    If you talk with a parent of a special needs child they will talk about their journey. And the diagnosis. For some people they are shocked when the diagnosis comes.… Read More

  • The Sweetest Boy

    I don’t know a lot about other autistic children. Hell, I often feel like I have the only nonverbal autistic child in the world. Which I know can’t be true.… Read More

  • Word Vomitting and Hating Yourself After

    I said something really horrible about autism. And it wasn’t in the privacy of my own home after few glasses of wine like a good mother would do. It was a full blown… Read More

  • Having the Only Autistic Kid at the Party

    I want to tell you something I’ve learned. If you read my blog regularly you know that I talk mostly about my experiences raising an autistic child and how they… Read More

  • Mostly, Autism Is Just Lonely….

    You can ask any autism parent about what it’s like to raise a little person with a big diagnosis. You will get many answers about what it’s like. And that’s because… Read More

  • I Saw the Autism in My Son

    Most days I don’t think about Autism. Not the word or the disorder or anything to do with it. Cooper is just Cooper and he is who he is. And… Read More

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About Me

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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When my son was first diagnosed with autism no one was talking about it. Autism was hidden. I vow to change that.

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