Welcome To Our Secret World

  • A Harsh Reality

    That moment when you realize your child’s diagnosis is far worse than you originally thought. It was almost as if I couldn’t catch my breath. Like someone was choking me.… Read More

  • My Promise to You

    My son. My promise to you. I will do everything in my power to keep you safe. I will do everything I can to understand what you need. And why… Read More

  • It’s More than Awareness

    When I reflect about this month; April – Autism Awareness Month, what is it that I want most? I want ACCEPTANCE, ADVOCACY and ACTION! I want others to not just… Read More

  • Discovering Fragile X Syndrome

    I feel like most of us could all tell similar tales of when we found out about our children’s diagnoses. Some of us were thrown for a loop, others were… Read More

  • A Simple Procedure

    Dear Children’s Hospital, We just left your Saint Paul hospital. We visit you often. Not for super serious things thankfully. Ear tubes, Adenoids, Impaction, sedated blood draws, to name a… Read More

  • Understanding Social Norms

    This afternoon I took Cooper and my baby for a walk. If you have followed me for a while then you know that my son is thriving. It’s obvious in… Read More

  • I have a Date with my Boy

    I have a date tonight. At 4:30. Right after school. We are going to go train hunting. Me and my boy. He has a ticket. Well, actually it’s a piece… Read More

  • My Journey To Acceptance After Diagnosis

    The walk to the car with my husband after Liam’s autism diagnosis was filled with words we both finally spoke. “At least now we know.” and “We will get him… Read More

  • The Greatest Teacher

    It was a beautiful, sunny April day last year when Autism first became a part of our lives. It was in the last few days of Autism Awareness Month that… Read More

  • I am her Person

    I still remember the day we found out we were having a girl. To say I was excited is a complete understatement. I literally burst into tears. I have always… 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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