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  • When Do We Give Up?

    I gave up yesterday. The details really don’t matter I guess. All that matters is I was pushed to that place where I didn’t recognize myself.  I’m fighting with Cooper’s… Read More

  • Potty Training Desperation

    I’ve reached my limit with potty training Cooper. I’ve exhausted all options that I know of. I need help. I am waving the white flag. Or crying in front of… Read More

  • What If I Lose Him…

    One of my greatest fears is losing Cooper. He’s not necessarily a runner or a wanderer, which are traits highly associated with autism, but still….the fear is real. Cooper will… Read More

  • I Don't Know What's Wrong

    I made the decision when Cooper started at Fraser that either Jamie or I would pick him up 5 days a week. I did this because Cooper is nonverbal. And… Read More

  • What I am Missing….

    I spend a lot of time thinking about all the things I’ve missed with Cooper. I know…he doesn’t know…he’s happy…he’s not missing out…blah, blah, blah. Those three things top my… Read More

  • CranioSacral Therapy For Children

    I’m not always up for trying new therapy’s with Cooper. And there are MANY reasons why. First, they are expensive. A lot of therapies are not covered by insurance. Pre-autism… Read More

  • Found this Quote….

     I found this quote today on Pinterest and it jumped off the page to me. While I don’t believe that God only gives special kiddos to parents that can handle… Read More

  • For An Autistic Kiddo…

    I often question how much I should push Cooper. And motivate him. And I really ask myself how much I should expect from him. If I completely lower my standards… Read More

  • I Thought By Now…

    I thought by now I would have mastered autism. I truly did. And that I would be the one giving advice to other mamas. I thought by now that my… Read More

  • Super Cooper

    Do you know that I was actually stressed about posting that video of Cooper making sounds online. I’ve been doing this for 3 years. I’ve been waiting for the words for… Read More

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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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