Kerry Magro

Kerry Magro is an award winning national speaker and best-selling author. Kerry has become a rolemodel in the disabled community. Non-verbal at 2.5 and diagnosed with autism at 4, Kerry has overcame countless obstacles to get to where he is today.In May of 2019, Kerry received his doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University to become Dr. Kerry Magro. He currently is CEO and Founder of KFM Making a Difference, a non-profit corporation focused on disability advocacy and housing.

Today Kerry travels the country sharing his story and telling our society to define their lives and their dreams in the best way they can. Of his highlights include publishing 2 best-selling books (Defining Autism From The Heart and Autism and Falling in Love) and working on the 2012 Motion Picture Joyful Noise. Kerry currently resides in Hoboken, New Jersey. Send Kerry a speaker inquiry today here.


Kerry is a professional speaker who’s on the autism spectrum. He also hosts a Facebook page called “A Special Community” where he gives a platform to those impacted by a diagnosis to share their stories.

Kerry travels the country with his camera doing on-camera interviews to highlight people impacted by a diagnosis? Would you like to request to be interviewed? LEARN MORE HERE



Autism Has Allowed Me To See Things That Many People Do Not Understand

This guest post is by Essy Froste, a young woman on the autism spectrum who has been accepted into Florida International University pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT).

Small Coffee Shop Has Employed 17 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Katie Holyfield & Taylor Matkins, Owners of Lucky Ones Coffee. Katie and Taylor are applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities

Local Coffee Shop Has Employed Nearly 100 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Bethany Hacker, Operations Coordinator at Dirt Coffee Bar.  Bethany is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM

Parents Start Bath Product & Candle Business So Their Autistic Sons Would Have A Job

This guest post is by Pat Miller, co-founder and co-owner of Beloved Bath. Pat started this company to help her son Justin who is on the autism spectrum have a

Young Woman With Down Syndrome Finds Employment Starting A Doggy Treat Business

This guest post is by Allison, a young woman with Down Syndrome who started her own dog treat business. Allison is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People

5 Things That Helped Me When I Was Bullied As An Autistic Child

When I speak in schools either as part of a school assembly or professional development, I often talk about how bullying is one of the biggest epidemics we currently have

Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

My friend Chris Bonello, a fellow public speaker who is on the autism spectrum posted a great quote on his Facebook Page where he discusses an example situation of what

Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Essay Contest (Grant Opportunity)

Grant Amount: $500 (2 recipients) Essay Deadline: October 31, 2020 at Midnight EST Small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With that in mind, my

Accepting Your Child With Autism’s Strengths And Limitations

This guest post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also

When Someone Says, ‘You’re Still Single?! But You’re Such A Catch!’

Someone once told me, “You’re still single?! But you’re such a catch!” While some I can understand may have good intentions when they say this being single is not a

Southwest Airlines Removes 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Flight Who Wouldn’t Wear A Face Mask

Alyssa Sadler, an autism mom from Texas was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after her three-year-old autistic son would not wear a face mask. This goes against the airline’s

How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes

Has anyone watched Locke & Key? I'm excited to say they were renewed for a second season. After being featured on shows such as ABC’s The Good Doctor and Speechless,