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  • The Only Moments That Matter

    This morning I saw a commercial. It was for some insurance company. Perfect family, house and kids. The oldest graduating from high school. The tag line something like…these are the… Read More

  • I Wish We Didn’t Have to Fight

    Sometimes I wish we didn’t have to fight; fight for services, for inclusion, for equality. But I know that is not the case. We will always have to fight because… Read More

  • I Was So Scared of Different

    I used to be so scared of different. Of standing out. I preferred to blend in. Not rock the boat. But you kid. You changed all that. You were born… Read More

  • She’s Just a Kid who Never Learned to Discriminate

    An elementary school friend of mine has a daughter not much younger than my own. These days, we only connected through social media and a shared love of our small… Read More

  • I’m Sorry, Your Son Has Autism

    These words hit me like a ton of bricks. Like a wrecking ball to my soul.  It felt like my world came crashing down on me and I was drowning… Read More

  • We Have Perfected Splitting Up

    We were standing in a group of friends. Sawyer and I. Waiting in line with five other families. Dozens of kids. I watched him subconsciously glance around. Taking it all… Read More

  • The Baby Who Put Us Back Together

    Our family had the best day celebrating Harbor’s first birthday. As I watched him devour his cake I thought back to a year ago. I was so scared. So nervous.… Read More

  • Parents, Celebrate It All

    There are many first in our children’s lives. Some we take note of and some we don’t. Most just happen without a second thought. It’s not like that in our… Read More

  • In My 36th Year…

    In my 36th year I am struggling with: Accepting that my 36-year-old body, the one that delivered 3 healthy, big boys, is never going to look 25 again. I’m getting… Read More

  • The Fear of Wandering

    Last night, I saw my sweet boy for the first time as a grown young man. My dream was so real. Until now, I really hadn’t been able to picture… Read More

  • The Great Divide

    The great autism divide within the special needs community is disheartening. There are those who embrace the neurodiversity movement, who most likely identify as being autistic themselves and who have… Read More

  • Shamed for Stopping Breastfeeding

    As a blogger, a mommy blogger, I get shamed for many things. Most is to be expected. And very, very little surprises me these days. For example, I know if… Read More

  • I’m the Lucky One

    I used to lie in bed at night trying to figure out if this will be all okay. Severe. Nonverbal. Autism. Anxiety. ADHD. Long term care. Guardianship. A whole lotta… Read More

  • Autism, the Invisible Disability

    I see you.  Walking in front of me.  You are here with your family.  Your significant other to the right of you and your toddler walking in front of you. … Read More

  • Before Autism

    As my youngest baby’s first birthday approaches, I find myself thinking a lot about Cooper’s early years. He’s almost 9 now. If he went to public school he would be… Read More

  • In a Blink you are a Senior

    In a blink, seventeen years have come and gone so quickly.  This year is your senior year and I couldn’t be more proud.  You are happy and finding your way. … 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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