Inspiring Autism Advocate, TED Speaker, & Author
Kerry Magro is a 29-year-old national motivational speaker, disability advocate & consultant. In 2011, Kerry won Autism Society’s Outstanding Individual with Autism Award.
Kerry’s book Defining Autism From The Heart which discusses his early years with autism came out last summer where it became an Amazon best seller for Special Need Parenting! Kerry’s 2nd book Autism and Falling in Love was released in Dec 2014. Last August, Kerry also contributed to the book College for Students with Disabilities with autism advocates such as Dr. Temple Grandin.
KFM Making a Difference
Kerry sets out to help our society and is well known for his consulting efforts to help others in need. In 2009, Kerry also started KFM Making a Difference, a non-profit organization that gives scholarships for adults with autism to attend college.
Kerry became an advocate for the disability community after coming out about having autism for the first time while attending Seton Hall University as a freshman in 2007. Since than he has spoken to break down barriers of hate and intolerance towards those with special needs.
His consulting efforts have led him to work on the motion picture Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton that made 30 million dollars worldwide! He now is gearing up for two indie films, Jane Wants a Boyfriend and Don’t Foil My Plans.
Kerry currently resides in New Jersey and works as CEO of KFM Making A Difference, a non-profit that gives scholarships for students with autism to attend college.
Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to National Speaker
“Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to National Speaker” is a presentation from award-winning national motivational speaker Kerry Magro on how he got to and survived the education experience growing up being on the spectrum and how his experiences, both good and bad, can help students with disabilities from early childhood to the transition into adulthood. Kerry, will present on his experiences with therapies focused on his early development, how he founded a disability awareness organization and a non-profit for special needs housing, his work on 3 best-selling books and much more!
The Autism Social Network Movement
Facebook has an infinite amount of potential when it comes to helping our community. In this session the evolution of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD)community’s involvement in social media will be discussed. It will also dig deeper into how our organization was able to reach over 1 million Facebook followers. With a strong background in marketing from my undergraduate work at Seton Hall University, my goal through this session is to help our autism community succeed on Facebook when it comes to promotion. Currently I work as a Producer of Social Media and Digital Content at Autism Speaks where we have just exceeded 1.5 million followers on Facebook.
The Day I Told My Class I Had a Learning Disability
“The day I told someone I had autism was during my first presentation in college.” Kerry Magro, a speaker on the autism spectrum opened up about his diagnosis when he knew he would have to receive different accommodations. In this presentation educators will learn about the steps of disclosure, spreading disability awareness and much more!