John Felageller: On Fatherhood, Relationships, and Autism
John Felageller discusses his journey as a dad with his son’s autism, how it affected their marriage, his relationship with his son, their friends, and how deeply it impacted him as a dad. So many people can hear their own story in his, and despite struggles, there is beautiful hope to hold onto.
John Felageller Interview
About John Felageller
John Felageller has spent over 15 years in education, working with children from infants to middle school, serving in a variety of roles including Teacher, Mentor Teacher and School Director. John has a passion for public speaking and adult/parent education, and has conducted several curriculum workshops at previous schools. John is also very involved in his church community, having served on fundraiser teams, as a ministry leader and, of course, Sunday School teacher. John lives in Northbrook, IL with his wife Elizabeth and his son Christopher (ASD), and is currently an elementary teacher at a charter school in Chicago, IL. He is a regular contributor to Key Ministry’s Special Needs Family blog, and is both a live presenter and on Key Ministry’s Facebook page. He coordinates a special needs dads meetup in his community and works with several other local special needs organizations that serve both parents and children.