Amy Lou - President, Co-Founder

Amy Lou is a Chicago native with a Masters Degree in Math Education from DePaul University. She is happily settled in Austin, Texas with her husband of 20 years and their 3 children. Her middle son, Jack, age 14, has moderate functioning autism with severe aggressive and self-injurious behaviors. Despite an early diagnosis and intense behavioral, dietary and medical intervention (under the care of the top experts in these fields) Jack continues to struggle.

Amy Lou and her family are members of their local Bible church. In 2010, Amy Lou co-founded the ministry Mom’s of Special Kids, a spiritual support group for Christian women who have children of all ages and disabilities.

While Medical Cannabis is not promised to be a cure all, anecdotal reports from legal states around the country show promise for kids like Jack. Unfortunately, Medicinal Cannabis is still not legal in Texas. Therefore, Amy Lou felt it was her responsibility, not only to her family, but to all mammas of kids with disabilities, to become an activist. It is now her privilege, as President of MAMMA, to fight for the freedom for all to access this medicinal, God-given plant called Cannabis.