Growing up nonverbal, I was told by Doctors that I was on the severe end of the autism spectrum. Today I’m a professional speaker who highlights stories of those impacted by a diagnosis. I’m also a 3rd year doctoral candidate who hopes to graduate in May 2019 (fingers crossed).
Haley Moss has a similar story. She too was nonverbal for the first years of her life and in an interview she did with TODAY she said that, “My parents were told I would be lucky to have friends or even hold a minimum wage job.” I have talked to her about doing an on-camera interview with her to highlight her story on our A Special Community Facebook Page the next time I am speaking in Florida!
How great is this? CBS News also did an impressive video on Haley’s story you can watch below to learn more about her. She is now a practicing lawyer!
You can read about Erik Weber who is a young man on the autism spectrum who also passed the bar here. Way to go Haley! Keep up the great work!
Kerry Magro, a professional speaker and best-selling author who is also on the autism spectrum started the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference in 2011 to help students with autism receive scholarship aid to pursue a post-secondary education.
Have Kerry, one of the only professionally accredited speakers on the spectrum in the country, speak at your next event by sending him an inquiry here. If you have a referral for someone who many want him to speak please reach out as well! Kerry speaks with schools, businesses, government agencies, colleges, nonprofit organizations, parent groups and other special events on topics ranging from employment, how to succeed in college with a learning disability, internal communication, living with autism, bullying prevention, social media best practices, innovation, presentation best practices and much more!