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  • 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

  • Everything I Wish I Could Say…

    As autism awareness month continues, I’m flooded with so many thoughts and emotions. Our son was diagnosed almost three years ago and this journey has been life changing. I love… Read More

  • Would I Skip the Hard Chapters?

    This morning Jamie, Sawyer and I went to church to celebrate Easter. Typically, it’s just Sawyer and I because someone has to stay home with Cooper.  But since it’s a… Read More

  • When the Reason is Autism

    On November of 2014, the most beautiful baby boy came into our lives. As most new parents, we were completely overjoyed and thought he was absolutely perfect. Jackson was such… Read More

  • What Autism is to Me

    It’s almost April, and the world will be lighting up blue for autism awareness. I saw posts about autism before I had Austin. I saw friends changing their porch lights.… Read More

  • This Is Our Autism Too

    A video has been showing up in my news feed lately. It was produced by a group called Born Different. As I scrolled the video began to auto play. The… Read More

  • The Vital Parts of Autism Awareness Month

    I often wonder how many people actually care about these awareness campaigns. I don’t mean that pessimistically. There are many wonderful people that try to educate others on many topics.… Read More

  • My Autistic Son Learning to Spell

    Two months ago I knew that my son knew all of his letters. I knew he loved the alphabet with a passion. But I didn’t know what else to do… 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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