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“…I have autism, and that means part of my brain works differently than other kids’ brains. My counselor said that I could name that part of my brain, so I call him Gary…”

- Luciano Magaro, co-author

In this eye-opening and heartfelt book of love and awareness, Jeannette and Luciano invites you to take a journey through Luciano’s eyes, and experience how a day living with autism affects his world. For Luciano, life can have its challenges, especially when Gary gets overwhelmed!

Luciano reacts differently to certain situations than other children do, and tries to cope with them as best as he can. When a person uses too many words, or a teacher corrects his answer, Gary experiences overload! And those are just some of the challenges Luciano faces daily…overload.

Through it all Luciano desires to be understood. He knows he’s smart, and looks like everyone else. He’s also aware he has autism, and how that part of the brain impacts his day to day activities. Even though he faces these challenges, Luciano enjoys what most children his age does. He likes video games and sports after school, and his dog Josie, Luciano’s best friend that helps to calm him down when he’s overwhelmed.

Luciano, and his mom Jeannette, wrote this book with the hopes that others will celebrate the gifts and talents that many children, just like Luciano, possess. They are passionate about helping others appreciate those with autism, and how patience, love, and understanding can help to create awareness, and make a difference in their lives and the world around them.

Always remember, life is an adventure for all who believe they are unique. 

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Release Date: April 27th, 2019

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Co-Author and Illustrator, Jeannette Magaro

Jeannette Magaro Author of My Life with Gary

From the moment her son received the diagnosis of ASD Jeannette Magaro’s passion to raise awareness for autism began.  This book was the first step towards that goal, and an emotional unveiling of a mother’s perception of her son’s daily interactions.

Since the diagnosis, Magaro has been a strong advocate for not only her child, but every child with ASD.  And as children with ASD continue to increase she has made it her mission to continue to educate and inform not only other students, but teachers as well.  Being on the other end of the spectrum Magaro realizes that the children and their behaviors are often misunderstood, and has taken to the task of providing clarity to those that interact with these children on a regular basis.

Magaro lives in Central PA with her husband and children. She is the owner and operator of a marketing company which allows her to work from home and gain access to treatment for her child.

Co-Author and Main Character


Being diagnosed with ASD didn’t stop Luciano from co-authoring this heartfelt book with his mom.  He is definitely proud to be able to give others a glimpse into a day in his life.  When he’s not writing with his mom he loves spending time with his dog Josie, and also his loving family. He also loves sports, and enjoys watching The New York Yankees, The University of Miami Hurricanes and the Philadelphia 76ers. His favorite athletes are Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, who both played for The University of Miami.

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Press Inquiries

Press inquiries should be directed to Jessica Tiller at Weiss PR at

Speaking engagements

Speaking engagements should be directed to Jeannette  Magaro at  as she is the founder of the marketing firm Storytelling Marketing & Consulting in Pennsylvania as her "day job" and services clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

All other opportunities

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Correspondence can be mailed to :

Autism in Classrooms 

PO Box 3364

Camp Hill, PA 17011