• Hello 3 AM, We Meet Again

    Hello 3 am. We meet again. I can’t remember the last time I slept fully and peacefully without seeing you and getting stuck here in these lonely early hours, while… Read More

  • I’m Sorry You’re Missing This

    I’m sitting here, basically in shock. Shock of the ignorance of people, wondering if it ever has an end.  I’ll start by saying that I love my job (well, loved).… Read More

  • At Least She’s Healthy

    When your son was diagnosed with cancer my daughter had long been diagnosed with autism.  They were in the two’s together and every day my little girl showed up with… Read More

  • I’m Living his Life Now

    As I start my fourth year as an Autism parent, I’m finding that my relationships with others are changing. I have worked so hard the last three years to make… Read More

  • I am so Thankful for my Cheer Squad

    Special needs parenting is rough. I’m not gonna sugar coat it anymore. It is the single most hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. The first two years were… Read More

  • I Don’t Understand Why

    I’ve numbed myself now for quite some time. I went from my daughter getting a diagnosis to my son having autism too. When I realized he was on the spectrum… Read More

  • Finding My Independence

    We lasted 15 minutes at our neighborhood 4th of July celebration tonight. He didn’t even see a firework. His anxiety has been high all week, I knew better. I feel… Read More

  • We Want You Here

    We. Want. You. Here. Four words, 13 letters. Those four words are words that I just recently realized have a huge impact, not just on the recipient, but on the… Read More

  • The Way You Make You Me Feel

    I remember the day so clearly, we sat outside at that little Italian restaurant as it was the start of our little dudes 2nd birthday weekend. We had just left… Read More

  • Rollercoaster of Love

    When a friend asks me what parenting special needs is like I always try to be honest but I also hold a lot back. I want to share with them… Read More

  • Here I am Again

    Quietly I sit listening to the silence of our home. I hear the peaceful sounds of my family’s dreams. Yet here I sit. Wide eyed with an exhausted body and… Read More

  • Please Allow Me to Feel the Hard Parts

    Mother’s day has always been hard for me. Growing up with a single dad and a mother who was not a part of my life, (and when she was, caused… Read More

  • The School is on Lockdown

    My son’s teacher sent me a beautiful picture of my son with his classmates outside and enjoying the day a few minutes before I headed to pick him up. They… Read More

  • It Will Always Be Like This

    It was a normal Monday afternoon. My boys were playing while I finished up my work on the computer. I closed the Macbook and started thinking about dinner when I… Read More

  • Include Us, Too

    When you talk about your children and how you are feeling relieved because they just met their milestone after all. When you talk about how, “easy” your new baby is… Read More

  • Besties Growing Up Together

    I’m sitting here on my lonely bench, watching the friends I grew up with laugh, enjoy each other’s company and continue to build the amazing relationships that I SO desperately… 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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