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.
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.
It has a been busy two weeks. We met with the program director and staff at the facility I discussed in my previous columns and for the most part we liked what we saw.
Now that I’m home full time with Cody, it has given me great opportunity to work with him more on the daily living skills he needs to learn.
I have never had any trouble ascertaining what Cody’s needs are in the way of learning or with what he has difficulty. Language and appropriate sentence structure has always been a struggle.
Cody’s meeting with his new service coordinator is today. I mentioned in my last column how we planned to discuss with her the possibility of Cody going to a program ...
With April being Autism Awareness Month, everyone is getting into the spirit of helping out when it come to this cause.
I was recently asked to host a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that provides employment services for adults with mental illness, addiction or autism.
If you’ve ever read a column I’ve written before, you probably know that I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out where my son will go and what he will do ...
I wanted to take some time in my column this week to commend the job being done by the Wall Street Journal in covering the topic of employment and autism.
One of the reasons I love spending time with Willie is his refreshing lack of pretense. I'm not good at polite deception, and neither is my brother.
There is an old stereotype associated with people on the autism spectrum which states that we lack feelings or, more specifically, have no empathy.
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