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  • When Mother’s Day is Hard

    Mother’s Day for a special needs mom does not look like everyone else’s day… I spent my Mother’s Day redirecting behaviors that were furiously present this week. I’m not saying… Read More

  • Let Me Be A Fly On The Wall

    I often catch myself thinking, if only I was a fly on the wall. I’ve uttered those words to your therapists after they share the celebrated moments of your morning.… Read More

  • Yet, I Worried

    Imagine living each day surrounded by reminders of the challenges you face. School, and therapy, and even Mom and Dad, all well-intentioned but whose best efforts revolve a great deal… Read More

  • The R Word

    Let’s talk about the “R” word. I hate this word. I hate that this word has become a norm for people to use, whether intentionally or jokingly. The R word… Read More

  • Just Like Any Other Seven Year Old Boy

    He was sitting in the chair watching tv – just like any other 7 year old boy – and for just a moment it broke my heart because he isn’t… Read More

  • The Path to Normal

    A few evenings ago I finally took the leap and joined an online Autism support group that I’ve been eyeing up for a very long time. It’s a smaller, more… Read More

  • First, He is a Boy

    He is anxiety and rigidity and obsessiveness, cloaked within the velvet robes of a diagnosis. But first, he is a boy. He is letters on a page—black and white sentences… Read More

  • The Hidden Life We Live

    Parenting Autism is hard.   Parenting Autism during a world wide pandemic and quarantine is nearly impossible.   But, first, I need to start with this. For all of my well meaning… Read More

  • Lessons From A Crisis Schooling Mom

    In this time of great uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic people are forced to educate their children from home.  Some are calling this homeschooling, but in reality, this is crisis… Read More

  • Lost in the ‘Possible’

    A mum sent me a message earlier, about grief. Grief and autism. It may sound morbid, and it may not be the same for everyone, but this is absolutely a… Read More

  • What I Want You To Know

    I stood at the stove the other day, stirring some soup I’d made from leftover Easter ham. My son Jack sat at the counter, reading the back of a DVD.… Read More

  • The Way He Did Today

    Something happened today during our homeschooling session. It’s been five weeks since he last went to school. We have talked about the whole COVID 19 lockdown situation a couple of… Read More

  • Every Part of You

    I stand in the darkAt the side of your bedBeckoning your anxiety away Reassuring you I’m here-You’re safeYou’re lovedYou’re not alone Midnight hours tick away The morning will soon greet us I… Read More

  • Conversations with a 4-year-old About her Brother’s Autism

    A few months ago, Charlie, my 4-year-old daughter, yelled from across the room, “Mommy, look!” Her older brother, who doesn’t tend to pay her much attention, was hugging her.  She… Read More

  • My Sweet Boy, Mama is Happy

    My Sweet Boy, Last night we went for a walk around the neighborhood. It was supposed to be me, you, your two brothers and Dad. A family walk. But, well,… Read More

  • Isolation, Distancing, Learning: We’ve Been Here Before

    The world has shut down. We’re under stay-at-home orders. Because of a new virus that can be fatal, we’re forced to stay home until it’s contained. We have to stand… 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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