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.
Cody in a crowded mall, a noisy restaurant or a social scene where chaos runs amuck used to spell disaster.
Living in Missouri presents a number of predicaments for all who reside within its boundaries.
We just had Cody’s first quarterly meeting with the staffing supervisor of Cody’s new service provider and Cody’s case worker. And it went well!
With the advances in research being made in finding what causes autism, more and more evidence is being discovered that points to genetics as a key factor.
People sometimes look at those with developmental challenges and assume they have no capabilities to even understand spiritual realms much less be in harmony with them.
I often wish I had the same memory capacity as 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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