June 10, 2022

Fresh Take: Kate Swenson of "Finding Cooper's Voice" on Parenting Autism

Kate Swenson started “Finding Cooper’s Voice”while searching for answers after her son’s autism diagnosis. Her book FOREVER BOY is about Kate’s journey to acceptance, and how sharing her own family’s triumphs and challenges became a road to advocacy.


Kate Swenson is a mom to four kids, a wife, and a proud Minnesotan. She regularly writes and creates videos about her life as a mother and an autism advocate for her website "Finding Cooper's Voice," a living, thriving community of people who not only advocate for autism, but also make the world a better place for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Kate's book Forever Boy: A Mother's Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy is out now.

Kate is also the founder of the nonprofit The More Than Project, which supports the needs of special needs families that go beyond the needs of their special needs child.

In this episode we discuss

  • Kate's journey to finding the correct diagnosis for her child
  • what led her to put her story out into the world
  • the sometimes-loneliness of special needs parenting, and how the Finding Cooper's Voice community offers insight, support, and fellowship


Get FOREVER BOY in our Bookshop store: https://bookshop.org/a/12099/9780778311997

and follow @findingcoopersvoice on Facebook and Instagram.


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