Welcome To Our Secret World

  • Welcome to Our World

    Welcome to our world. I have said that a lot lately. While the world has stopped in its tracks not much has changed in our world. This is our life.… Read More

  • Sometimes, We Argue

    Hey buddy, I am sorry you heard Daddy and I argue tonight. I know it’s scary. But sometimes, people disagree. No, no one is getting a divorce. I promise. I… Read More

  • Owning Asperger’s

    It was six years ago this summer that Asperger’s was first mentioned in regards to me; I was 20 years old. At first I thought people only knew if I… Read More

  • Do you Dream?

    When you sleep.. Do you dream my beautiful boy? At nearly six years old, I still don’t know. Autism took your voice years ago and has left me guessing. If… Read More

  • The Year of Acceptance

    I was headed to get my son Jd his favorite food at the food stop next door when I heard the older boy’s voice. It caught me off guard. I… Read More

  • Gaining Perspective in my Life

    Our lives are so narrow in experience.  We understand most clearly the circumstances we are born into and the experiences we acquire over our lifetime.  Yet there are so many… Read More

  • You’ll Learn What Life Looks Like Different

    I had some friends check in on us this Easter weekend. “How are you guys?” “Are you okay?” Listen – I LOVE that people are thinking of us, and 100%… Read More

  • The Corner of the Waiting Room

    Let me tell you all about how a corner in a waiting room became my home today.  I took my son Gianni to therapy for a 1:45 appointment. We arrived… Read More

  • Our Dream Home

    We moved this past spring. My husband and I found the perfect place.  Five acres, off the road, down a long winding lane lined with trees, no neighbors, surrounded by… Read More

  • Crumbs on the Counter

    Hi. My name is Carrie. I am married to a man named Joe, and we have five kids. Our second son, Jack, is diagnosed with autism. Right now, we are… Read More

  • What Autism Has Taught Me

    I never planned on having a child with a disability. I planned my education and career around helping others through things like this, never dreaming in my wildest dreams it… Read More

  • Her Anxiety and Fourteen Steps

    There are fourteen steps leading to the second story bedroom. Fourteen. That doesn’t seem like a huge number, but in our world, it is. My daughter Samantha is a brilliant,… Read More

  • What a Wonderful World

    What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong. A beautiful song. I danced to it with my father at my wedding. Recently, I watched a friend dance with his mother to… Read More

  • A Promposal 15 Years in the Making

    A single act of kindness may seem isolated in the moment, but kindness often paves the way for beautiful things to happen for years to come. Sometimes this beauty may not… Read More

  • Because of the Lockdown, I Can’t See my Son

    Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. Autism awareness month is hitting our family hard this year, and frankly, my heart is broken.   Many of you may know that my son Christopher… Read More

  • I Am Autism

    I am autism. I am funny loud big. Yet I am quiet. I am a slippery riddle—a puzzle piece upon the bumper of a car, a black sentence upon white… 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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