Our Nonprofit

Creative Autism Solutions Team CAST

 

"Hey, want to be part of something really special,
that makes you feel great inside?
Join TeamTeo
by pledging your support right here.
We appreciate every single dollar and
each one will change the life of a person
with autism…and you never know
you might not even miss it.
But we’ll feel it!"
 
– Matteo

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Our Mission:

Changing the way people with autism are misunderstood by society through informative, inspiring materials and speaking engagements. We encourage and inspire people to look beyond what they can see to learn the truth about autism and others outside of the “stereotypical norm.”

 

Why We Came To Be:

The current programs and opportunities offered to children and adults with autism are very limited and based on an archaic stereotype of the condition.

Current therapies are based on visual observation and inappropriate testing modalities and thus prevent the autistic person from receiving effective individualized therapies and education. Therefore they are not reaching their full potential.

Creative Autism Solutions Team, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 2011 by Annette Musso, Matteo's mom.

Stats: On March 27, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Our Work:

CAST approaches autism from the assumption of intelligence and competence
of the autistic or nonverbal person. It is this assumption that is the basis for our success in teaching, educating and sharing.

Through written materials, live speaking events, and videos we provide a fresh, respectful perspective about autism. The steps and processes we share are proving to be life-altering for autistic people.

Matteo has spoken live in front of over 4,000 people in just the last 18 months.

Additionally, we provide training programs for professionals working with individuals with autism. We support a higher level of insight to effectively support an autistic person and their growth in every expansive way.

 

To Donate:

Two ways to donate:

Become a monthly patron on Patreon, or
One time donation using the second donate button below.

Your financial support brings light, hope and much needed change to many individuals in our world. We, and they, cannot thank you enough!

With love and gratitude,
Annette, Mark and Matteo Musso
and those without a voice.