Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Where is Cooper?

    Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions from followers wondering why I haven’t been sharing any videos of Cooper. Well, the answer is quite simple. I’ve been a… Read More

  • Skeletons in my Closet

    I am so much older and so much wiser these days.  And yes, so much more thin and worn out than when our eighteen year old daughter Jazz was given… Read More

  • A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

    Lately, there have been an alarming number of stories in the news about special needs children being physically and verbally abused at school. I read them daily. I see them… Read More

  • I Should have Known

    As a parent of a child with autism, or in my case two children, I’m sure most of us have had plenty of hard moments. This was my very first… Read More

  • Thank you Mom for Everything

    I am the blessed mommy of twelve year old twin boys.  Noah has severe, non-verbal autism and epilepsy.  Owen is absolutely typical. When you have a child with autism, life… Read More

  • It Will Be Okay

    Today I watched my almost three year old run into the street in front of a car. It wasn’t how I planned. It wasn’t what I THOUGHT was going to… Read More

  • What a Stranger Sees

    I saw you walking your dogs. You had arrived at the deserted park the same time we did. Me, Cooper, Sawyer, the baby and Jamie. A family of five. We… Read More

  • You Were Always Special

    “Hi Mrs. France, we wanted to call and let you know that everything was fine with Jack’s X-rays. There are absolutely no abnormalities.” As your mother, you would think this… Read More

  • A Letter to the Snow Day

    Dear Snow Day, You suck!  Yes, you are beautiful! Yes, the kids are excited and the teachers are excited but you are reminding me that my son has autism. I… Read More

  • You are so Lucky

    So often we forget the power of our words. We will say something and not realize that what we said could have a lasting impression on someone. Positive or negative.… 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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