Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teen with Asperger’s Syndrome Creates Lovable & Unique Creatures

Authored by Dorothy Champion Smaniotto
Created by Alex Smaniotto
Illustrated by Alex Smaniotto

What are Buhdeedoo? They are fun, lovable and unique creatures who live on Buhdeedoo Island. Let us introduce you to the different types in this first in a series (we hope!) book. Come see for yourself what the Buhdeedoo (Boo-d-do) are all about!


Learn about the different abilities and specialties that each type of Buhdeedoo has, and see how they work together to help each other keep Buhdeedoo Island a safe and happy place. Each and every one plays and important role, no matter how big or small they may be.
Publication Date:
Mar 10 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
0985407107 / 9780985407100

About the author:
Alex Smaniotto, the creator and illustrator of the Buhdeedoo is a young man with Asperger's Syndrome. He was diagnosed at the age of 6, but has never let that diagnosis slow him down. He has used that to his advantage by showing that just because a person is "labeled" as special needs doesn't mean that they can't be a valued and productive member of society. As Alex puts it "I embrace my Asperger's rather than look at it as a disability." These creatures were born in his imagination when he was 10 years old, and come to life inside this book. He is extremely bright and talented, and is currently in high school. Alex is preparing for college and eventually medical school where he hopes to become a neurologist. Alex also has his own You Tube channel under the name of AlexTeh1337GamerDood.

His mom Dorothy is the author of this book and has previously written her own book called "The Burgundy Journey: Using Hope, Humor & Faith To Conquer Adversity. No Matter What". That book tells the story of her struggles with a rare, incurable autoimmune disease that has caused numerous health issues. It also details how Alex was physically attacked by classroom aides in his previous public school and the emotional scars left with him.

For more information, please visit the following links:
http://www.facebook.com/dorothy.smaniotto
https://twitter.com/LivingwithAPS
https://www.createspace.com/4626797
Books are also available through the author. Interviews are also available.

Media Contact:
Dorothy Champion Smaniotto
Company Name: Hunk Squared Publishers
Email: dart94@msn.com

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