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.
My son is normally a gentle, sweet-hearted, curious young man who loves to learn, and be liked and loved, as well as to like and love others.
Monday was the last day of work for Stephen, Cody’s Occupational Tech.
As of right now, Cody doesn’t stay at home by himself. But that day will come and we have to make sure he is prepared.
Monday morning, my sweet son became violently ill and then collapsed.
You may have read my column some time ago, about how one of Cody’s favorite pastimes is going antique shopping.
Since Cody was very small it has been my dream to be at home with my son.
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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