Don Teolis holds a special interest in children and parents dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders. His struggles learning how to deal with his own son’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) led Don Teolis to establish Autismatic (www.autismatic.org) . The organization showcases informative and inspirational books like “Be Strong, Be Tough, Be Smart” and features various articles and information on Autism. This book is authored by Donato Alfredano and Gianna Star. Through this autobiographical story, they trace the path followed in raising Donato’s son Denny, as he becomes an independent adult. The book reveals the trials and successes, giving readers a personal look into the growth of a child with ASD and the difficulties—and blessings–along the way. The book includes details about certain tendencies and actions that created a pattern, which helped in learning to understand how Denny interacted with the world. The Author writes of his own efforts, sharing methods he discovered to assist his son in adapting and responding to anything he might face in life. He also includes revealing notes about particular events or moments his son experienced.
About Don Teolis:
A co-founder of the Italian music production company NuovoGiorno, Don Teolis also assists in running Impresario Group Tours, which provides visitors with fine cuisine and wine tours across Italy. He contributes to several charitable causes and holds membership in organizations such as the Autism Society and the Autism Science Foundation.