Welcome To Our Secret World

  • After Thoughts…

    As a parent, we have hopes and dreams for our children. I would lay in bed, watching my daughter sleep and smile just picturing the woman she would one day… Read More

  • What is Normal?

    When I became pregnant with my first child in 2007, I had no idea the journey I was about to embark on.  I felt that I would be like every… Read More

  • New Video: Moving and Cyber Bullying

    Hello friends! I am so excited to do a quick video this morning. I’m going to cover two topics. Moving and Slander/Cyber Bullying. Both topics are equally interesting and I… Read More

  • We Don’t Need to Decide What is Worse

    My ah-ha moment really has nothing to do with my son or his autism.  But more about how moms in the special needs world view and treat each other. About… Read More

  • Embracing their Differences

    I have two absolutely amazing little boys. One is 7 and one is 5. They are both blonde. They are both happy. They are both silly. I gave birth to… Read More

  • Diagnosis Day

    1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism. Today, my girl officially became the 1. I pictured her soaring in with a superwoman cape and “saving” all the other little… Read More

  • A Message From a Self Advocate

    Since it’s Autism Awareness month, my daughter Alexa wanted to share something with you. Here is a little background on my beautiful daughter.  At 6 yrs old, Alexa was diagnosed… Read More

  • When You’re Afraid to Say the Words Aloud

    I like to think that after 14 years of living with autism, I’ve learned a few things. I read, and still read, everything I come across about the subject. When… Read More

  • Brother, Wanna Help Me Build A Fort?

    A new thing is happening at our house. Sawyer wants Cooper to ‘help’ him with his antics. Fort building, trying to convince mom and dad to go to a pool,… Read More

  • Traveling with Severe Autism

    We just got back from a 3-day trip to Washington, DC. To say that I was dreading this trip would be an understatement. Plane rides, security checks, hotels, crosswalks, crowds,… 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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