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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). Essy is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via [...]

By |October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can [...]

By |October 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 Making A Difference. You can learn more about the grant [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 place to work as he reached adulthood. Pat is applying [...]

By |October 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Young Woman With Down Syndrome Finds Employment Starting A Doggy Treat Business

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 in the school systems today. Growing up with autism, I [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Things That Helped Me When I Was Bullied As An Autistic Child

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 the workforce has looked like for him. It said… “Sorry [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

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 nonprofit, KFM Making A Difference/Kerry’s Autism Journey, wants to help [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Essay Contest (Grant Opportunity)

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 crime. For example, I have lost feelings, that spark, for [...]

By |August 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Someone Says, ‘You’re Still Single?! But You’re Such A Catch!’

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 COVID-19 policy. The mom was quoted saying that the child [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Southwest Airlines Removes 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Flight Who Wouldn’t Wear A Face Mask