Friday, December 2, 2011

Lou Melgarejo

Autism Light #99 is Lou Melgarejo.

Lou Malgarejo with his daughter Bianca
Lou Melgarejo is from Chicago, Illinois. He has three children, including one daughter with autism named Bianca. Lou Melgarejo is an Autism Light because of his autism advocacy through his blog and an award winning video he made called "Fixing Autism".

Fixing Autism Video: Lou Melgarejo's video called "Fixing Autism" has received over 125,000 views on YouTube. Lou Malegarejo also received the 2011 Speak Out Award from Autism Speaks for this video. Here is the video from YouTube.

Blog:  Lou Melgarejo has a blog called "Lou's Land". On this blog he writes from his heart on issues that impact his family. They are real stories that other autism parents can relate to. You can read the blog at At this time Lou's Land is #7 in the Top 25 Autism blogs at You can vote for it at

Social Media:  You can follow Lou Melgarejo on the following social media areas.
Special thanks to Lou Melgarejo for being an autism advocate. It is a parents like Lou that make the world a brighter place for the autism community.

Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.

Photo: The Photo in this post is used with the permission of Lou Melgarejo.

1 comment:

  1. My Isabella is 4 1/2years old and she is the same way. I have always thought that many of our children suffer from some kind of residual brain ischemia/stroke/oxygen deprivation in utero, during labor or just after birth that can't be easily identified. Some stroke victims suffer left sided weakness, aphasia, echolalia fine motor skills loss and loss of executive functioning, ADHD, seizures, OCD. All symptoms that are seen in autism. I feel there is a link that needs to be studied further. My child has been in ABA therapy for about 6 mths and it has done wonders for her and my ins company has paid for most of it. I believe it would help your daughter.