Kerry Magro is an award winning national speaker and best-selling author. Kerry has become a role model in the disabled community. Non-verbal at 2.5 and diagnosed with autism at 4, Kerry has overcame countless obstacles to get to where he is today. From the TEDxMorristown stage, Kerry shares his own story and the stories of others as he asks us to consider the life trajectory of those like himself as they face the world as adults.

National speaker, best-selling author, and film consultant Kerry Magro knew early on in his life that he wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Kerry was diagnosed with autism at age four. Growing up, he dealt with many difficulties in regards to sensory integration, motor problems, and overall social interaction and communication delays. After countless hours of therapy and support from a loving family Kerry has been able to overcome many of his obstacles. His first two books, Defining Autism from the Heart and Autism and Falling in Love quickly reached Amazon best-seller lists for special needs while his third book College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong was released by Jessica Kingsley Publishers this summer. He currently resides in New Jersey, works for Autism Speaks as their Social Media Coordinator and is on the Panel of Advisors for the Autism Society.

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