Michele Langlo is a wife, freelance journalist, digital artist, and mother to a twenty-five year old son, Cody, who's autistic.
Though not every moment of Cody's life growing up has been the easiest, Michele wouldn't give a moment of it away. Cody is a gift from God to Michele, and has taught her more about life than any other single individual she knows.
Michele and her husband, Bill, said their vows over twenty years ago, and are still going strong.
Michele loves to ride horses and Harleys. She loves fishing and hunting, hiking and camping. She enjoys cooking--especially Italian food. But most importantly, she is a devout Christian who owes everything to God for the multitide of blessings he has given her.
Our family originally qualified for Supplementary Security income for Cody when he was four years old. I was a single mother, not working at the time and my husband, Bill,
One of the skills Cody has been learning is cooking. Not only does he not mind it, he actually enjoys learning and performing culinary tasks. And he’s becoming quiet adept at it.
It seems as though we will never be able to navigate the red tape maze which the state creates for those who need services.
Bill and I love Cody immensely. And so much of the time we feel as though we should not exclude Cody from any part of our lives.
It is frustrating to me that even though Cody has Medicaid and private insurance, his needs are still not being met.
During his first six months of life, everything about Cody seemed to be normal up until it came time for him to sit up on his own and crawl.
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.”
I attended a focus group this week. A new venture is being developed with the intent of providing a unique six to nine-month internship experience for young adults with disabilities.
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