Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Reminding Myself to Breathe

    It’s been so long since I have expressed my deepest feelings on paper. Maybe it is the hectic environment in which I live, maybe it’s the denial that splashes my… Read More

  • Safety in the Car

    I get asked ALL the time about Cooper’s medical alert seatbelt cover. We love it so much and I won’t travel without it. In an emergency situation, these shoulder belt… Read More

  • At the End of the Day I have Nothing Left

    At the end of the day I have nothing left to give. You could say it’s because I have three kids. Three boys actually. 8, 6 and 6 months. One… Read More

  • What if it was Me?

    For me, my darkest secret is that I feel, and sometimes it feels like I know, that I caused my son’s autism. And his struggles. It breaks my heart. And… Read More

  • Siblings, But Really Two Only Children

    I’m an only child. It’s a state of life that I know well, but have always wanted a sibling. Don’t get me wrong, there are many, many benefits of being… Read More

  • Topics We Don’t Talk About

    I’ve been trying to find the words for a few days now. But coming up empty. I’ve been processing. Trying to understand, justify, explain and fix. But I haven’t been… Read More

  • A Letter to “Those Special Education Parents”

    Dear “Those Special Education Parents”, You may know who you are and you may not. You’re the parents that previous teachers warn the following teacher about before transition IEP meetings… Read More

  • The Issues that Divide Us

    I have 2 teenage girl with autism.  My oldest Claudia has very limited language and severe behaviors.  She requires assistance with most everything. My youngest Keira is verbal and has… Read More

  • My Message to the Moms who Admit It’s Hard

    I think moms are amazing. My mom. Your mom. Moms of 1 kid. Moms of 5 kids. Moms of adult kids. Moms of babies. Working moms. Stay-at-home moms. Breastfeeding moms.… Read More

  • My Son was Born with Autism and it’s Genetic.

    When I was eight months old, I had open heart surgery to repair my pulmonary valve that was only 2mm wide open. As a result, sometimes I have shortness of… Read More

About Me
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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