If you were fortunate enough to join us June 8 to hear Matteo (Teo) Musso and his mother, Annette Musso, you undoubtedly were amazed by the insights on love, God, and finding happiness from this remarkable boy. Teo was silent for 12 years as a result of his autism but now, at age 13, is able to freely express his thoughts through a unique system of communication called SOMA RPM—and does he ever have thoughts! The presentation from this articulate, wise-beyond-his-years young man was awesome. Teo and Annette live in California but have many friends and relatives in Minnesota, including our very own Mike and Cindy Niemann, Teo’s uncle and aunt.
Teo has written a book, titled Handbook of Us: Understanding and Accepting People with Autism that he told us about and signed for those who had or bought copies. As Teo has stated, “My thoughts aren’t necessarily like yours! If you can open your minds, I promise you an unexpected adventure!”