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  • The Truth about Special Needs Parenting

    There are no medals given out to special needs moms. It’s not like you do all this and at the end you get an award. There are very few breaks.… Read More

  • An Honest Look at Playing with Cooper

    I took this video of Cooper last night. We were ‘playing’ trains. I have so many memories of setting up this train track with Cooper and thanking God that he… Read More

  • "Where's Cooper?"

    I’m sobbing right now. I can’t even summarize how this video makes me feel. I’m not there in the journey yet. Every morning Sawyer wakes up and says, ‘Where’s Cooper?”… Read More

  • Trusting the Process

    Cooper started Occupational Therapy last night. More therapy. More forms. More time. More time away from Sawyer. More everything. I want to be positive. I want to trust the process.… Read More

  • Mother's Day. Sigh.

    This is the 4th year that I have been a mama. I spent a good chunk of yesterday thinking about Cooper’s past birthdays. About all the holidays. And Halloweens. God I… Read More

  • So This is New

    When I first started entering the word Autism into Dr. Google it would typically come back with a few key signs….lack of eye contact, repetitive behavior, lack of imagination, etc. I was… Read More

  • Asking the World to Change

    I was at a retail store this past weekend and watched a mom struggling to manage her son during a meltdown. I started thinking about how not that long ago… Read More

  • I Saw the Future

    Our family spent the night at a water park on Sunday. Cooper comes alive in the water. It is the one and ONLY activity that he enjoys more than watching… Read More

  • Loving Ourselves Through The Process

    I’ve been getting to know a lot of other autism mama’s and as we share our stories there are always some common threads. One is the weight of autism. Wherever… Read More

  • Coming out

    Today is World Autism Day. Whoops. Dropped the ball on that one.  I didn’t even know there was such a thing. But I probably should know that…MOMMY FAIL. I am… Read More

  • We Are Moving Forward.

    If you talk with a parent of a special needs child they will talk about their journey. And the diagnosis. For some people they are shocked when the diagnosis comes.… Read More

  • The Sweetest Boy

    I don’t know a lot about other autistic children. Hell, I often feel like I have the only nonverbal autistic child in the world. Which I know can’t be true.… Read More

  • Word Vomitting and Hating Yourself After

    I said something really horrible about autism. And it wasn’t in the privacy of my own home after few glasses of wine like a good mother would do. It was a full blown… Read More

  • Having the Only Autistic Kid at the Party

    I want to tell you something I’ve learned. If you read my blog regularly you know that I talk mostly about my experiences raising an autistic child and how they… Read More

  • Mostly, Autism Is Just Lonely….

    You can ask any autism parent about what it’s like to raise a little person with a big diagnosis. You will get many answers about what it’s like. And that’s because… Read More

  • I Saw the Autism in My Son

    Most days I don’t think about Autism. Not the word or the disorder or anything to do with it. Cooper is just Cooper and he is who he is. And… 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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