Kerry’s Story

Kerry Magro, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at age four. Now as an adult who has autism he, is a recent graduate of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business’s prestigious Leadership Development Honors program, majoring in Sports Management.

While at Seton Hall Kerry gained recognition for starting the first club on campus for students with disabilities Student Disabilities Awareness. Kerry has become a tireless advocate for students with disabilities around the state and nationally appearing on Steve Adubato’s Caucus NJ’s segment, “Breakthrough’s in Autism”, writing a successful bi weekly blog for Autism Speaks, being published in the San Francisco Chronicle, advising on a soon to be released movie Joyful Noise and recently meeting with Senator Robert Menendez in his Washington offices on the renewal of The Combating Autism Act. For his efforts this summer Kerry received the 2011 Outstanding Individual with Autism Award presented at the Autism Society of America’s Conference in Orlando Florida. In his time there he also did a presentation on his experiences along with giving his audience a preview of a book he is writing called, “College on the Spectrum, A guide to Surviving College with A Disability” along with his Non-Profit Organization he’s starting called “KFM Making a Difference in The Community”. Kerry has become well known within the autistic community and has been the keynote speaker at Bright Minds Institute for Adults with Autism, and the City of Jersey City’s Autism Awareness event. Kerry was recently notified that he won a partial scholarship from the National Speakers Association for the address he gave there in May.

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