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.
There was once a time when a day in Cody’s life was filled with regimen and routine.
If there is one thing I have learned from having a child on the autism spectrum it is that he perceives the world around him as well as you and me and anyone else, if not better.
It has been a long time since that night when Cody was four years old and we were looking for a seat in the bleachers at a local horse show, when all of the sudden he bolted up the stairs
Perhaps it is the spirit of days gone by, when life was much less complicated, that brings Cody to a place where he is of a peaceful heart toward everyone and everything around him.
I’ve had several people ask me in the past how Cody handled traveling, particularly on long trips.
First, I see the change in mood. What was once a lighthearted and peaceful expression on Cody’s face is now a solemn one, the one we might get in the beginning of a brewing storm.
What do you get when you combine an intrepid public school teacher, a classroom of young autistic adults, and a vision of partnership and mutuality? Bittersweet Farms.
Between this column, my blog, and my series of children’s books, I have been able to produce a steady stream of written material.
The first I knew that Mickey’s school was holding a student art auction was from an email from Cindy, the school principal.
Being a single mom is tough. Being a single mom of a child with disabilities is… well, even suckier.
Yes, I do know my son is almost 27 years old and can handle many more things on his own than I give him credit for, but sometimes it is so hard to step back and let that happen.
I read a fascinating article this week: Jeff Howe’s CNN Money piece, “Paying for Finn: A Special-Needs Child.”
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