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Dad Instead Of Birthday Gifts Asks For Donations To Raise Money For Autism

My dad who has supported me during my journey from severe nonverbal autism to today being a professional speaker wrote on Facebook... "For my 70th birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to my son Kerry's nonprofit 'A Special Community' [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dad Instead Of Birthday Gifts Asks For Donations To Raise Money For Autism

‘Screaming Bucket’ Placed Over Head Of Boy With Autism; Parents Sue School District

Unacceptable. Can't believe anyone would think this would be ok. I’m stunned to hear of the news of Steven Keske, a 7-year-old boy with autism & ‘other special needs’ from Illinois had a ‘screaming bucket’ placed over his head while [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Screaming Bucket’ Placed Over Head Of Boy With Autism; Parents Sue School District

Woman With Autism Graduates College; Named Valedictorian

Tal Anderson is quite the talented young woman. A winner of the Making A Difference for Autism Scholarship Program ran by my nonprofit organization KFM Making A Difference Tal recently told me that she graduated with a B.S. in Film [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Woman With Autism Graduates College; Named Valedictorian

How To Make Money Public Speaking

People often ask me, "Kerry, how do I get into the speaking world and make money doing it?" It's much simpler then it sounds! If you are an expert in your field you should definitely consider speaking as an avenue. [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Make Money Public Speaking

Nonverbal High Schooler Gives Graduation Speech With Assistive Technology

How awesome is this?! Ahmed Ali, a 21-year-old nonverbal student attending a transition program in the Minneapolis Public School system gave the ceremony speech using a text to speech program. You can listen to a clip of Ahmed’s speech below… [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nonverbal High Schooler Gives Graduation Speech With Assistive Technology

What I’ve Learned Being An Autism Consultant in Film and Television

As someone on the autism spectrum who loves theater, I hope this is something I can continue do for many years to come. Being diagnosed with severe autism at 4, my first opportunity to ever be on stage was performing [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What I’ve Learned Being An Autism Consultant in Film and Television

To The Parent Who’s In Denial About Getting Their Child An Autism Diagnosis

“Speaking as someone on the autism spectrum, I can tell you that everyday you wait is one less day of potential services that could help your child.” Dear Parent, I know the first time you hear the word ‘autism’ you [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To The Parent Who’s In Denial About Getting Their Child An Autism Diagnosis

Kerry Magro Recipient Of 2019 Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader In Adult Autism Award

Press contact: Linda J. Walder, 551-206-3333 or Kerry Magro 201-360-7819 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE DANIEL JORDAN FIDDLE FOUNDATION LEADER IN ADULT AUTISM AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO DR. KERRY MAGRO at AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE JULY 9-11 ASA [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kerry Magro Recipient Of 2019 Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader In Adult Autism Award

Helping My Son With Autism By Nurturing His Strengths

This guest Q&A is with Dr. Lamis Jabri who is a psychiatrist, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and an artist at heart. She believes in helping people set and attain their own goals by focusing on [...]

By |May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Helping My Son With Autism By Nurturing His Strengths

Autism Advocate Temple Grandin Named To National Women’s Hall Of Fame

So well deserved. My friend Dr. Temple Grandin I just found out was named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame (I’m a little late to the party as she was actually named to the Hall of Fame in 2017!) [...]

By |May 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism Advocate Temple Grandin Named To National Women’s Hall Of Fame