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 was a feeling of euphoria when Cody finally came off the waiting list for services. I felt relieved in such a profound way.
In a recent column I mentioned how Cody, like other individuals with autism, has a difficult time expressing when he is sick or in pain. But this morning that expression was very clear.
Yesterday was a very rough day for Cody. When he got up he seemed to be fine. But it wasn’t long before he started having behavior issues.
Over the weekend, we received some wonderful news. Stephen is back in town!
As we all know, many levels of autism wreak havoc on adherence to what are considered social norms in the neurotypical society.
Two weeks ago, I had barely gotten out of bed when the phone rang. It was Bill. He had worked an overnight shift and just before his night was about to end he began to feel cold and clammy.
The future creeps up on you when you’re busy doing other things. Deadlines and decisions come jumping at you just when you start to relax.
Last week, Cameron had an interview with the director of a postsecondary program we are considering. The interview was done via Skype.
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.
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