Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Brave Young Man with ASD ...Offers Insight To Us

I get excited to hear from everyone who responds to this blog...I get over the moon when I hear from individuals with autism who read the blog. Because I never forget, I'm just a translator and there's nothing as insightful as getting information first hand. That said, I'm sharing a letter I received from a brave young man with autism who chronicles her journey. Thank you Kerry!!!!

Hi Donna,
My name is Kerry and I was diagnosed on The Autism Spectrum when I was 4 years old. I have been advocating for disability awareness ever since I was in high school. Now as a young adult, I have started a daily video blog called “My Autism My Voice” which discusses several related autism topics. I appreciate what you are doing to make people more aware of autism because that’s what I do in so many ways through my own blog.

Besides from this I recently graduated from Seton Hall University and have been doing my best to help as an advocate in The Autism Community. I currently write a bi-weekly blog for Autism Speaks in relation to College with Autism. Through this opportunity I have started speaking at schools across New Jersey about disability awareness along with my experience on The Spectrum. I am also in the midst of finishing my first novel along with retooling my website which you can find here.

If you can, I would love if you could forward my video blog to anyone who you think may have use for it. One of my biggest missions through this initiative is too get as many families involved as possible so we can help strengthen our community. You can follow my blog and or subscribe to my youtube page here to get started.

If you also have any thoughts about my blog, videos, or anything at all it would greatly appreciated. Thank so much for taking the time to read this email and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Best Regards,
Kerry Magro
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Kfm3415
Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kerry-Magro/159413000779152


  1. Just thought I would politely point out that Kerry is male. :)

  2. Thanks so much! Been awake for 8 days and the brain is mushier than usual. Greatly appreciate your bring this to my attention, so I could correct it..You rock!