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Teresa Cooper: Parenting a Child with Autism: Managing Behaviors, and Community

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Find out firsthand about the challenges and beauty of living with a child on the autism spectrum from a mother, activist, and author.

Before deciding to become a teacher, Teresa Cooper worked as a Caseworker for Social Services and then taught special education for 8 years. Now, she teaches math to 7th graders. Teresa is the author of Embracing the Spectrum, a blog that offers the achievements and struggles of a family in which one person has diagnosis of Autism Spectrum to provide support, encouragement, and awareness of autism.

She also writes articles about teaching and special education for The Educator's Room. She has certifications in Special Education, Secondary Math, Elementary Education, and Middle School Language Arts.


Teresa became a huge advocate for children with disabilities since one of her two children has Autism. She's been featured on The Washington Post, Ten-step Survival Guide for Special-Ed Teachers, and with guest blog posts on other sites as well.

Tune in and embrace the spectrum of possibilities of living, learning and loving children with autism with Teresa Cooper and host Dr Jo Anne White.