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 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 ...
It’s been about two years since Cody actually began receiving day-hab services. After a long deliberation, Bill and I have decided to end them.
A couple of weeks ago, Cody’s grandmother (who lives with us) became ill with an upper respiratory virus and was hospitalized twice inside of a week.
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.
“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.”
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