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I Hope To Help Others With Disabilities Like Me

This guest post is by Mason Carter, a young man on the autism spectrum who has been accepted and will be attending Miami University, Oxford where he will be majoring in Engineering. Mason is applying for the Spring 2019 Making a Difference [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Hope To Help Others With Disabilities Like Me

I Grew Up Being A Victim Of Teasing Due To Autism; Now I’m Advocating To Help Others

This guest post is by Katie Tyree, a young woman on the autism spectrum. Katie will be attending Ouachita Baptist University in the fall majoring in English. Katie is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Grew Up Being A Victim Of Teasing Due To Autism; Now I’m Advocating To Help Others

Meryl Streep Blasts Trump During Golden Globes Speech for Mocking Disabled Reporter

Meryl Streep during her acceptance of her Lifetime Achievement Award at The 2017 Golden Globes made several comments towards President-elect Donald Trump focused on his mocking a disabled New York Times reporter. You can watch Streep’s entire speech below… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV8tsnRFUZw [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meryl Streep Blasts Trump During Golden Globes Speech for Mocking Disabled Reporter

Temple Grandin Shares About Her Experience with Autism

Dr. Temple Grandin is one of our idols. I've had the wonderful opportunity in the past few years to get to know her along with to keynote with her at a conference to speak about my own personal experiences on [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temple Grandin Shares About Her Experience with Autism

When a Peer in High School Told Me I’d ‘Die Alone’

One of the worst bullying experiences I’ve ever encountered happened almost 10-years-ago now but I can still remember it like it was yesterday... I was in high school and, while in the staircase after recess I was having a conversation [...]

By |October 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When a Peer in High School Told Me I’d ‘Die Alone’

A Letter to Our Principals on Spreading Autism Awareness

Dear Principal, Back to school is finally here! In the next coming weeks you will be presented with countless challenges along with successes as your students and teachers transition for the new academic year. I know that your plates will [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Our Principals on Spreading Autism Awareness

How Lady Gaga Helps My Mentees on the Spectrum Who Are Bullied

When I was growing up I never really had someone to look up too who were on the autism spectrum. For that reason I looked up to people like actor Will Smith who had been able to overcome obstacles in [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

An open letter to those who bully people with special needs

Dear Bully, When I was in public school I used to be bullied by people like you. You would see me in the corner, usually trying to keep to myself and wonder why I was there. Other times you would [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I’m a Husband, a Father, Played Division I Basketball and Also Have Autism

This guest Q&A post is by autism advocate and national motivational speaker Anthony Ianni. He is also the first-ever individual with autism to ever play Division I Basketball for Coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State. Kerry: Hey Anthony! When did [...]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m a Husband, a Father, Played Division I Basketball and Also Have Autism

10 Things You Need to Know About Bullying in Schools

As someone who grew up being a victim of bullying, I often give talks around the country on bullying prevention. One keynote I give in particular called "I Used to Be Bullied for Having Autism: Here's When It Stopped" shares [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Things You Need to Know About Bullying in Schools