Don Teolis is an Advisor for Impresario Group Tours as well as working for Queue, which is designed to assist students who are seeking to enter the healthcare industry in the Allied Health-career fields. The program aids in exam preparation and classroom training at a number of colleges and universities in the United States. Don Teolis is a contributor to City Harvest NYC and the IAN Project.
Impresario Group Tours offers a unique travel experience for epicurean visitors to Italy. The group’s inaugural tour led participants to the shores of the Amalfi Coast. Traveling through Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi, the group took in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the region, which is set just south of Naples and the famed Mt. Vesuvius. Impresario soon hopes to develop tours that deliver the same cornucopia of delights to future visitors of Florence, Venice and Rome. Music, beautiful scenery, cityscapes, food, and wine are all on the menu. Impresario desires to reveal the hidden gems of Italy so that its tour members can come to know Italy as the native Italians do.
Don Teolis is a Musician and Administrator for Nuovogiorno, a music production company based in Italy that hosts musicians from throughout Europe. He is also an Advisor for Impresario Group Tours, which specializes in designing travel packages around the foods and wines of Italy. Don Teolis is also the father of a son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) over thirty years ago.
As the father of an autistic child, Don Teolis holds a special interest in children and parents dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has established an organization called Autismatic (www.autismatic.org), which showcases informative and inspirational books like “Be Strong, Be Tough, Be Smart” and features various articles and information on Autism. Don Teolis’ goal is to boost awareness, while encouraging families to realize the profound impact they can have on the development and ultimate success of their loved one.
The book “Be Strong, Be Tough, Be Smart” authored by Donato Alfredano and Gianna Star is featured on Autismatic (www.autismatic.org). In a time when fewer resources existed for parents of children with special needs, parents had to rely heavily on their own wits to see him through his challenges. The author and father of his autistic son Denny, credits being persistent and responsive as critical in their successes. Some children with ASD develop and become fixated on patterns of repetitive behavior. Learning to actually harness and utilize those patterns to their advantage enabled them to guide Denny toward improved communication and allowed him to better relate to the world around him. The book also contains sections called “log notes,” which describe vivid memories of Denny in ways that are designed to help the reader understand and appreciate the heartfelt realities of dealing with a child with ASD.