Tal Anderson is quite the talented young woman. A winner of the Making A Difference for Autism Scholarship Program ran by my nonprofit organization KFM Making A Difference Tal recently told me that she graduated with a B.S. in Film from Full Sail University as the Valedictorian of her class with a 3.91 GPA!

After graduation, she moved out to Los Angeles and worked as a Video Editing apprentice for Good Citizen Media Group, a non-profit full-service media agency in South Pasadena, CA. She also began working with two very well-known acting coaches: Daniel Travis with Nancy Banks Studio, and Tom Draper Acting. After her internship was over, she signed on with Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin, & Associates (KMR), who represents her across the board for stage, film/tv, and commercial acting, and modeling. She has worked on several productions including the lead and supporting characters in Independent short films, a pilot presentation for Wanda Sykes, an HP commercial (hand-modeling), and is excited to say she has recently completed Season 3 of a Netflix original series where she will be introduced as a new, recurring character.

Tal wrote to me saying, “I am continuing to learn and grow, but I am off to a very good start.”

Indeed you are Tal. We are so very proud of you!

I started my nonprofit after graduating from college with autism because I had a very hard time finding scholarship aid. The nonprofit now serves not only to provide scholarships but to advocate and break down barriers for those impacted by a diagnosis. I do this while continuing my work as a professional speaker & author. You can learn more about my work here and my scholarship program here.

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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. Help us continue to help students with autism go to college by making a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit here.

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