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These Filmmakers Are Being Honored for Spreading Autism Awareness!

This year I took part in Golden Door Film Festival’s Scholarship Ceremony at the historic Loews Theater in Jersey City where they were able to give over $5,000 dollars worth of scholarships to students in New Jersey along with filmmakers whose [...]

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We Walk For The Over 70 Million Individuals Worldwide Who Have Autism

Tonight I was invited to speak at The University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut for The Greater Hartford Walk Now For Autism Speaks Kick-Off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnCxRWkbdLs During my talk, I discussed how when I first started to come out about [...]

By |April 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Walk For The Over 70 Million Individuals Worldwide Who Have Autism

Keynote Speaker Shares The Need to Educate Individuals on the ‘Early Signs of Autism’

To begin Autism Awareness Month this year I was invited to speak at Sensory Kids and Social Minds LLC in my hometown of Jersey City to discuss my experiences with early intervention and services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kle4Gnric6Q&feature=youtu.be In my speech I [...]

By |April 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keynote Speaker Shares The Need to Educate Individuals on the ‘Early Signs of Autism’

The Day I Shared My Story With American Express Of Growing Up With Autism

American Express is helping our community Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNSQgknsONw I was given the amazing opportunity to give a presentation to their special needs parent group on what autism is, [...]

By |March 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Day I Shared My Story With American Express Of Growing Up With Autism

Reflecting on My 2-Year Work Anniversary with Autism Speaks

On March 11, 2013 I started working full time at Autism Speaks as their Social Media Coordinator. During that time I've been able to see amazing progress within the organization. As an disability advocate and public speaker, being able to work [...]

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Five Tips for Individuals with Autism on Finding Employment

Three years ago, I started working full time for Autism Speaks as a Social Marketing Coordinator. After finishing my course work for my Masters that January, I was thrilled that Autism Speaks would offer me an opportunity for my first [...]

By |October 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Tips for Individuals with Autism on Finding Employment

Why I Decided to Mentor Individuals with Autism

When I first found out I had autism at 11 1/2, I often wished I had a role model to look up to who was on the autism spectrum. Now as a young adult, I’m blessed with the opportunity to [...]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I Decided to Mentor Individuals with Autism

11 Tips Students with Autism Should Ask Their College

Below are 11 questions students on the autism spectrum can ask their college/university. 1. As a college student affected by autism, what is one of the main things I need to know? A big difference between college and high school [...]

By |October 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Autism and A Dream: Meeting NBA Great Dikembe Mutumbo

Hello all. My name is Kerry Magro and this is my first-ever post on the Autism Speaks Blog. I’m currently a junior at Seton Hall University, majoring in Sports Management and have been recently hired by Autism Speaks as a writer.  [...]

By |April 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism and A Dream: Meeting NBA Great Dikembe Mutumbo