• Every Autism Mama

    I’d like to take a moment, and introduce you to an autism mama. You’ve seen her before, pushing a cart in the grocery store, or holding hands with a teenager… Read More

  • New Autism Mama

    My name is Carrie. I have five kids and my second son, Jack, is diagnosed with autism. Jack is sixteen. I have lived alongside autism for twenty minus four years.… Read More

  • Beautiful Butterfly

    Dear Hunter, I know we’ve never met, but I read about your mama. I felt very sad inside, like something was spinning and turning. First thing I want to say… Read More

  • All I’ve Been Told

    Oh, he’s not talking yet? Kids do things in their own time, there’s no need to worry. Don’t rush to label him. A label could hold him back in life.… Read More

  • Hunger

    Hello. My name is Carrie. I am married to a man named Joe and we have four boys and one daughter and our second son, Jack, has autism. He is… Read More

  • It Could Be Him

    When the lovely Kate from Finding Cooper’s Voice asked me if I would write about current events every now and again for her page, I thought, sure! Why not? I… Read More

  • Autism and Religion

    I was raised Catholic. I married a Catholic man. We had our wedding in a Catholic church. We are raising our family by the Catholic faith. So when I watched… Read More

  • Once There Was a Mother

    Once upon a time, there was a mother. She was a pretty good mother—not great, because sometimes she yelled about things that mean nothing but in the moment meant everything,… Read More

  • A Better Place

    I read what you said, how special-needs kids should be kept at home instead of going back to school this fall. “Let’s just keep these kids at home and when… Read More

  • Let There Be a Sister

    One green, green day, the Lord looked upon the world. He admired his sons and his daughters. He smiled at all of the wonderful animals, and he gazed tenderly at… Read More

  • Who Would I Be?

    Who would I be without him? I ask myself this question every once in a while. I don’t ask it often, because that could turn into a slippery slope, if… Read More

  • Old Autism Mama

    If you are reading this, there is a good chance someone you know has autism.  Hi. My name is Carrie. I have five kids, and my second son, Jack, has… Read More

  • A Boy of No

    Once upon a time, there was a boy who always said no. When he was very small and didn’t have his words, he learned to sign it with his fingers.… Read More

  • How I Forgive

    Did you see that story about that school in New Jersey who left a student with Down Syndrome out of the yearbook? Her name is Glenda. She is twenty-one years… Read More

  • Hope, Shifting

    Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation, to want something to happen or be true. –Merriam-Webster Dictionary In the beginning, I hoped he would outgrow it.  I hoped he would sleep… Read More

  • Remember Today

    Dear Mama, Do me a favor, and remember every detail of this day—all of the words, sights, and sounds. Remember the tone of the doctor’s voice, and the way the… 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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