Creative Autism Solutions Team: CAST
Hey, want to be part of something really special,
that makes you feel great inside?
Every single dollar will change the life of a person with autism. And you never know you might not even miss it, but we will feel it! – Matteo
and much needed change to many individuals
throughout the world.
We, and they, cannot thank you enough!
Annette, Mark and Matteo Musso
and those without a voice.
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).
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.