Gates-Ferry Lecturer At Centenary To Discuss Experiences With Being Autistic

Kerry Magro is scheduled to present “Defining Autism From Nonverbal to National Speaker” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Sitnik Theatre at Centenary College in Hackettstown.

Magro is a best selling author, national motivational speaker, disability advocate and consultant. In 2011, Magro won Autism Society’s Outstanding Individual with Autism Award. His book, “Defining Autism from the Heart,” discusses his early years with autism and it became an Amazon best seller in the category of Special Needs Parenting. Magro’s second book, “Autism and Falling in Love,” was released in December 2014. Magro also contributed to the book, “College for Students with Disabilities,” alongside autism advocates such as Dr. Temple Grandin.

Magro is well known for his consulting efforts to help others in need. In 2009, Magro also started KFM Making a Difference, a non-profit organization that gives college scholarships to adults with autism. Magro became an advocate for the disability community after coming out about having autism for the first time while attending Seton Hall University as a freshman in 2007.

Magro’s presentation covers how he survived his education experience while being on the spectrum and how his experiences, both good and bad, can help students with disabilities from early childhood to the transition into adulthood. He will share his experience with early-development therapies and talk about the organizations he has founded for disability awareness and special-needs housing. He will also discuss his two best selling books.

This event is free and open to the public.

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