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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|0 Comments

5 People With Autism Who’d Shine At A ‘Night of Too Many Stars’

Every year, a special event happens in our community called A Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs where celebrities in recent years such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Olivia Munn, Adam Sandler and others from our [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 People With Autism Who’d Shine At A ‘Night of Too Many Stars’

This Organization Is Making A Significant Impact On Autism & Wandering Prevention

This guest Q&A is with Wendy Fournier who is the founding board member and president of the National Autism Association. Her youngest daughter Aly, was diagnosed with autism in 2002. Hi Wendy! Can you tell us a little bit about [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Organization Is Making A Significant Impact On Autism & Wandering Prevention

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 Someone Says, “He Has Autism? But He Seems So Smart.”

Has anyone ever said this about you or your child? When I work with parents of children on the autism spectrum, they tell me a typical unsolicited comment includes, “Oh, your child is on the spectrum? But he seems so smart!” When I [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Someone Says, “He Has Autism? But He Seems So Smart.”

Learning About Autism Starts with Getting to Know People with Autism

We have a saying in the autism community... “It’s easy to read about autism, but it’s a whole different story to live it.” We are at a crossroads in our community today because there are countless people on the autism [...]

By |August 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Learning About Autism Starts with Getting to Know People with Autism

The Day Temple Grandin Said ‘Half of Silicon Valley Has Autism’

Dr. Temple Grandin, the leading autism advocate in the world has many quotes that have resonated with me over the years such as “Different not less,” “The world needs all kinds of minds,” and “There needs to be a lot [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Day Temple Grandin Said ‘Half of Silicon Valley Has Autism’

10 Things I Wish Our Entertainment Industry Knew About Autism

It’s been almost 30 years since the 1988 movie “Rain Man” came out, featuring Dustin Hoffman as a character who was on the autism spectrum. At the time, it was one of the few depictions of autism in film. Since [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Things I Wish Our Entertainment Industry Knew About Autism

CBS News Highlights Kerry Magro in ’18 Inspiring Stories of People on the Autism Spectrum’

Honored to share the news that I was recently featured in CBS News list of 18 Inspiring Stories of People on the Autism Spectrum. CBS News writes, “Kerry Magro, 28, is an award-winning disability advocate, best-selling author, movie consultant, non-profit [...]

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CBS News Highlights Kerry Magro in ’18 Inspiring Stories of People on the Autism Spectrum’

100+ People with Autism to Know for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month (I prefer calling it World Autism Month though)! Over the years there have been countless stories of amazing autism advocates who also happen to be on the autism spectrum. Here are some of my favorites [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|15 Comments