Welcome To Our Secret World

  • A Letter to My Younger Self

    “Dear Amy,  I know you’re feeling pretty bad right now. The other kids make fun of you a lot, and you don’t know why. You’re trying really hard to be friends… Read More

  • Let There Be a Sister

    One green, green day, the Lord looked upon the world. He admired his sons and his daughters. He smiled at all of the wonderful animals, and he gazed tenderly at… Read More

  • ‘No’, the most complicated word in the English language

    NO. One of the smallest words in the English language with the most power.  Such a small word. Sometimes it’s the first word you learn.  As an adult, it’s easy, short,… Read More

  • The Many Emotions of Covid

    Like most of you, since Covid 19 struck, I feel like I have been underground these past few months. I have been consumed and somewhat distraught by the many issues… Read More

  • Who Would I Be?

    Who would I be without him? I ask myself this question every once in a while. I don’t ask it often, because that could turn into a slippery slope, if… Read More

  • It’s Just a Bracelet

    I purchased my son Rory a medical bracelet. When the lady asked what I wanted to write on it I paused. ‘How many words can I put on it?’ And… Read More

  • When He Outgrew Cute

    When he outgrew cute The looks changed from compassion to concernedTowards him And towards those who supported him. And sometimes disgust Overshadowed concern As he stubbornly clung to his ways.… Read More

  • Quarantine Confession

    Every day we wait outside for a package we never ordered. The days of quarantine are long, especially for a child with special needs.  The lack of routine is brutal. … Read More

  • Old Autism Mama

    If you are reading this, there is a good chance someone you know has autism.  Hi. My name is Carrie. I have five kids, and my second son, Jack, has… Read More

  • A Moment in the Park

    It was a beautiful evening. The puppy needed a walk, Gracie needed out of the house, so we went to the park. It was quiet, only a few kids here… Read More

  • The Phone Calls We Take

    I have been on countless phone calls in my lifetime.  There was a time in my youth where I loved getting all the phone calls on my birthday, relatives singing… Read More

  • Quarantine, Autism and Never Giving Up

    Oh, quarantine and autism. You have been a doozy. You would think we would have embraced this socially distant period like all the autism memes suggested at the beginning of… Read More

  • A Boy of No

    Once upon a time, there was a boy who always said no. When he was very small and didn’t have his words, he learned to sign it with his fingers.… Read More

  • Walk a Mile in Autism

    A poem for my 16-year-old brother with autism: Neil Kurshan said, “Walk a mile in my shoes is good advice. Our children will learn to respect others if they are… Read More

  • I’ve Been a Primary Caregiver for 30 Years. Here is What I Want you to Know:

    Hi, my name is Kelly and I am the mother to an amazing young man named Steven. He was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and later apraxia. He recently… Read More

  • Petition: BAN Videos of Children’s Autism Meltdowns

    Imagine you are having your worst day. You lose your job, furnace breaks, your dog runs away and your spouse asks for a divorce. You are clearly struggling. And then… 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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