Tindle teaches Rotary what it means to help family

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Rotary Club member Troy LeBoeuf (left) stands with Trish Castrogovannie, a mother of an autisic child, Jami Tindle, the executive director of Families Helping Families in Baton Rouge, and Rotary Club member Dave Dubreuil.

Jami Tindle, the executive director of Families Helping Families in Baton Rouge, featured as the guest speaker at the Donaldsonville Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon at Café Lafourche. Tindle talked to the club about autism and gave it insight on her job, being a mother of an autistic child. Tindle said she has an 18-year-old son who has a severe case of autism that conditions him to a wheelchair. Tindle opened up the club to a perspective of what it’s like to raise a child with disabilities and how she learned to cope with it. Tindle said the biggest thing for people with disabilities is they want to be treated like any other person.