"I Used to be Bullied for Having Autism: Here is When it Stopped." presented by Dr. Kerry Magro, Professional Speaker, Autism Self-Advocate and Consultant to Netflix's 'Love on the Spectrum: U.S.
Free to attend and open to the public, this is an in-person presentation. Registration is required.
Bullying can be a lifelong concern for our loved ones with developmental disabilities. This presentation will offer a first-hand account of a young man who was bullied as he was growing up on the autism spectrum. He will share the difficulties of having autism and not being able to express and defend himself. Some causes and effects of bullying on our community and in our schools will be discussed, as well as which behaviors are considered bullying (including cyber bullying). A plan will detail seven steps involved in taking a stand against bullying will be shared that should help self-advocates, families, and professionals. Time will be included for questions and discussion.
Dr. Kerry Magro (Mah-grow) Ed.D. is an award-winning autistic professional speaker, best-selling author and autism consultant to the HBO series Mrs. Fletcher that aired in Fall 2019 and the latest season of Netflix’s Emmy-Award Winning Series ‘Love on the Spectrum.’ He started professional speaking 12 years ago via the National Speakers Association after he fell in love with theater as a child to help with his social and communication skills. Today he has spoken at over 1200 events during that time including two TEDxTalks and a 'Talks at Google' presentation. In addition, Kerry is CEO & President of KFM Making A Difference, a nonprofit organization that hosts inclusion events and has provided 100 scholarships for students with autism for college and counting since 2011. In his spare time, he hosts a Facebook Page called Kerry's Autism Journey that now has 218,000 Facebook followers where he does on-camera interviews highlighting people impacted by a diagnosis to breaking down barriers in our community. His videos he’s produced have been watched over 35 million times.
Kerry’s best-selling books Defining Autism From The Heart, and Autism and Falling in Love, I Will Light It Up Blue and his latest, Autistics on Autism have reached Amazon Best-Seller Lists for Special Needs Parenting. He is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Mission Engagement Manager
Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc.
Attendance is FREE but registration is required for all.