Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Dora

    Let me show you the beauty of my son’s world. And how my perspective has greatly changed over the years. A few days ago, Cooper, who is 10, began showing… Read More

  • His Magical World

    One of the things I hear the most often from parents of newly diagnosed children is…I can’t figure out how to get my child to play with me. Or, I… Read More

  • He is Home to Me

    My middle son has been having some big feelings lately. He is 8 years old and sandwiched in between two very big personalities. I think sometimes it can be lonely… Read More

  • As Your Mum, I am Learning your Language

    Sometimes I look at you in apprehension… I realize I am a foreign object…a lost immigrant to a new country in your presence. I look at where you look…to that… Read More

  • I’ll Always be His Biggest and Loudest Fan

    I wish I knew then what I know now. I was naive when my son invited me into his autistic world. I took his hand and watched in wonder and… Read More

  • What I Meant to Say Was…I Need Help

    For a long time I thought… “Autism was hard.” Sure the years flew by. But in the moment it was like I was living life in slow motion. My eyes… Read More

  • High School is Over, but Leaving the Nest is not an Option for My Child

    The season I’ve been preparing for the past several years is here. This is the season my autistic daughter’s peers settle into their new college life or embark on some… Read More

  • Feeding the Soul

    We got outside this evening and it was amazing! Of all the settings that my boys have been in together, outside is always the best for them. No technology to… Read More

  • The Right Amount of Hope

    I’ve been thinking a lot about hope lately. And the right amount to have. Which is a funny thing to think about really. Because, how can one have the wrong… Read More

  • Will I be Brave Enough?

    Am I brave enough? I just left the grocery store. I only had a few things today so opted for the self checkout today. While I scanned my items, I… Read More

  • You are Enough Mama

    To the mama who is scared. The one who is carrying something heavy. In her heart. Her mind. And on her shoulders. To the mama who is worried. The one… Read More

  • He’s Too Much

    Do you have a ‘too much’ kid? One who has you white knuckling through parenting? I do. Our third born son. The one who never stops talking and asking questions.… Read More

  • Do What Works for Your Family and Your Child

    When it comes to Halloween and autism….whew, there is a lot of advice out there. And have you noticed a lot of it is really intense? Like almost intimidating? A… Read More

  • They Walk

    See these two boys? They are brothers. One is 10 and one is 8. They both have birthdays coming up and at least once a day I hear… ‘First Halloween,… Read More

  • As Special Needs Parents…This is What We Hope For And Work Towards

    Independence….. Today was the start of more “independence” for our son Alex! We live in a more rural area so we don’t have public transportation or taxis. They are unreliable.… Read More

  • His World Makes Him Happy

    Let me tell you about this boy. He is one of a kind for starters. Which is one of my most favorite things about him. He dances to music no… 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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