Welcome To Our Secret World

  • A Good Reminder

    When Cooper wakes up in the middle of the night and comes to my bed he touches my face. He usually rubs my forehead and lays his hand on my… Read More

  • Joining the Club

    I received an email from a fellow autism parent. It was so raw I actually cried when I read it. I wanted to crawl through the computer and hug this… Read More

  • Having a Child With Special Needs….

    I received Cooper’s Kindergarten packet in the mail a few weeks ago and like it was planned….I promptly lost it.  The packet actually came the exact day that we were… Read More

  • I Will Carry Cooper For You Mom

    Sawyer has started this new thing where he makes sure Cooper is included in everything we do. I’ll say…’we are going swimming tomorrow’. And he will immediately say…’can Cooper go… Read More

  • Deciding to Be Brave

    I had a friend ask me yesterday what made me decide to be brave. I love that question. I don’t feel brave. Ever. I feel afraid. And unheard. And lost.… Read More

  • Not Artistic…AUTISTIC!

    Cooper’s stomach issues are returning in full force. Although his demeanor is as sunny as usual he still isn’t pooping. Sigh. I am doing my part. I am being diligent… Read More

  • I Am Not Above Bribery

    Over the weekend I made a plan. I prioritized my mountains and I decided to put personal things on the back burner for a bit. I don’t need to exercise… Read More

  • Touching Video from Upworthy

    I love how he says…I never saw his autism as something that needed to be cured. And that he just wants his son to be happy and not hurt himself.… Read More

  • Autism and Changing Behaviors

    I recently read a study that found moms that have children with autism, have also been shown to have stress levels similar to combat soldiers. I have felt this for… Read More

  • Why Did I Stop Writing….

    I get so many emails from people wondering where I am. Emails wondering if Cooper is ok. If I am ok? People that genuinely care about Cooper and his development… Read More

  • Seeing the Ignorance First Hand

    I had a conversation this past weekend that I can’t stop thinking about. It just keeps coming back. Not negatively. Not positively. Just more thought provoking I guess. It opened… Read More

  • The Proverbial Straw

    There are four sides to autism. At least that’s the way I see it. There is Cooper. He has autism. Then there is me and his dad and his brother… Read More

  • Trick-Or-Treating

    I gave Cooper a sign for Halloween. It was simple. It said Trick-or-Treat. I gave it to him because he looks so much like a typical child and people don’t… Read More

  • Fighting for an Autism Diagnosis

    I thought getting a diagnosis would be easy. My son is different. He doesn’t talk. He flaps. He screeches. He hates to be touched by strangers. As a baby he… Read More

  • The Isolation

    I took the boys to the beach this past weekend to soak up some of the last bits of summer. The beach is kind of our place to go. Cooper… Read More

  • The Story Behind the Photos

    Six months or so ago my dear friend Alicia put something into motion.. She saw a Facebook post by a photographer asking for people to nominate extraordinary special needs families. This… 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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