Monday, January 2, 2012

Kerry Magro

Autism Light Classic
Updated on January 1, 2016. 

Autism Light #119 is Kerry Magro.

Kerry Magro is 26 year old from Jersey City, New Jersey. Kerry Magro was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Kerry is a very accomplished college graduate and writer who is an advocate for autism awareness. Kerry Magro is an Autism Light because of his contributions to autism awareness in New Jersey and around the country as a self-advocate.

Kerry Magro shares his story through 3 poems in this video produced in 2012.

Awards: Kerry Magro received the 2011 Outstanding Individual with Autism Award presented at the Autism Society of America's Conference in Orlando, Florida. He has worked with Senator Robert Menendez on the renewal of The Combating Autism Act and on advocating that public buildings like the White House use blue lights in recognition of autism awareness month. Sen. Menendez was Autism Light #58.

Seton Hall University: Kerry Magro is a Graduate of Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business's prestigious Leadership Development Honors program, and majored in Sports Management.  He also earned a Master's Degree in Strategic Communications from Seton Hall. Kerry Magro's perspective on being a Seton Hall student was featured on Seton Hall's YouTube channel. While at Seton Hall, Kerry Magro started the first club on campus for students with disabilities called Student Disabilities Awareness.  

KFM Making a Difference in the Community: Kerry Magro is the founder and CEO of KFM Making a Difference in the Community. The mission of KFM Making a Difference is to provide housing for special needs individuals in New Jersey. His website is at  His website proclaims Kerry Magro's favorite saying:

Autism can't define me...I define autism!

Key Note Speaker: Kerry Magro has spoken at over 400 events throughout the United States on autism and is available for future events. His upcoming speaking schedule is listed on his website. The following video is a TED presentation that Kerry gave in 2014 on the path of autism to college.

Author: Kerry Magro has written the following three books about having autism in special situations.

Social Media: You can follow Kerry Magro at the following social media areas.
Other Blogs: Kerry Magro has been featured on the following blogs in addition to Autism Light.
Movie Consultant: Kerry Magro was a consultant on the movie Joyful Noise that was released in 2012. The movie features a character who is an adult with Asperger's.

Special thanks to Kerry Magro for being an Autism Light. The autism community is brighter with the light that comes from Kerry Magro's diverse work. We hope to be hearing a lot more from Kerry Magro's work in the future.

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Photo: The photo in this post was used with the permission of Kerry Magro.

1 comment:

  1. wow, this is really cool. keep doing what you do, kerry, to help teach the world a song of autism awareness.