• Finding Your Best Life

    My son, you matter. I feel the need to say that today. Loudly. To all of these people who read about you. Who love you and want to learn about… Read More

  • ‘Very Nice Boy You Have Here’

    Yesterday my son rode the bus for the first time to school. I was nervous. I thought about getting in my car and following but didn’t because I knew it… Read More

  • This Is Independence

    Two weeks ago, this kid asked me to ride the bus. Sorta out of the blue. He verbalized it…’H-U-SSS.’ (B’s are hard for him.) He showed me busses on YouTube.… Read More

  • He Did His Best

    Today was a big day for this kid and our family. We went to the Afton Apple Orchard. You know the kind with lots of noise and people and waiting… Read More

  • We Are More

    You must be sad… I’ve heard that phrase a few times over the past couple weeks. You must be sad your son rides the shorter bus… You must be sad… Read More

  • You Will Be His Best Advocate

    Sawyer, I am writing down the stories of you so that someday, when you are older, we can look back together at them. Sawyer, your brother Cooper started at your… Read More

  • Big Changes

    Things have a way of changing rapidly in our world. Today, this amazing kid started school. The same school as his brother. He is in 4th grade. I never thought… Read More

  • Our Secret World

    Happy Sunday from this kid. We’ve had an interesting day. He asked me for a train guide from 2007. I told him I’d do my best but reminded him that… Read More

  • This Kid is a Keeper

    Someone once said to me…’siblings to children with disabilities are not special. And they shouldn’t be treated as such.’ I’ll tell you this…in all my years of sharing on social… Read More

  • A Perfect World For My Son

    I think a lot about the things that make this kid happy. And bring him joy. Because for a lot of years, the list was pretty small. It’s gotten bigger… Read More

  • Today Was A Good Day

    Many of you have reached out and asked how Cooper is doing. Thank you! He is amazing. He is struggling but he’s coming out the other side and that is… Read More

  • This Is Regression

    This is the hardest week I remember in a long time. This is regression. This is aggression. This is self-injuring. This is our hardest hard. This is all hands on… Read More

  • Autism Is A Train

    Sometimes I think of my son’s autism as a train. Which is fitting because he loves trains. He stands out and he is unique and loud and messy and amazingly… Read More

  • Letter Of Intent

    In the last week I have had two parents of teenagers on the spectrum tell me to write a letter of intent for my son. Before this week I had… Read More

  • Missing You

    Today was different. For the first time since March, I let out the breath that I didn’t know I was even holding. COVID sure changed everything for us. When I… Read More

  • Getting A Win

    When I was first approached about joining Miracle League Baseball with my son, I said no way. Nope. It will never work. But my dear friend convinced me that it’s… 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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