Lou Melgarejo is a married father of three whose eldest daughter Bianca (7) is autistic. In 2011 he started Lou’s Land, a blog from an Autism Dad’s perspective. A television director by trade, Lou used what he knew to create the autism awareness video “Fixing” Autism for which her received the “Speak Out” award from Autism Speaks for going above and beyond in raising autism awareness to the public through the media. Lou recently released an open letter to his employer, Comcast/NBCU pleading with them to elect meaningful autism healthcare benefits for their self-funded employee health benefits. Lou’s Land is syndicated on Autisable.com and Lou also blogs for Huffington Post. In his spare time, Lou enjoys spending time with his family and filling his house with love and laughter.
He recently participated in our Twitter Chat with Katie Couric which you can find out more about here!
In 2011, Lou Melgarejo won the first ever 'Speak Out Award' for this moving video he created for his daughter Bianca.