Autism Light: Kerry Magro

Kerry MagroKerry Magro is 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.

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. Kerry Magro is currently in graduate school studying for his Master’s in Strategic Communications. 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.  Kerry Magro is presently writing a book about college life called, “College on the Spectrum, A Guide to Surviving College with a Disability”.

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:

Turn your Disability into an Ability, You Can Make a Difference!

Key Note Speaker: Here is a video of a speech Kerry Magro delivered as the key note speaker for Jersey City Autism Awareness Event on May 4, 2011.



Kerry Magro has also been the keynote speaker for Bright Minds Institute for Adults with Autism.

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

Blogger: Kerry Magro is a blogger who has a blog called My Autism My Voice. It can be found at

My Autism, My Voice: Kerry Magro has a series on his YouTube channel called My Autism, My Voice which corresponds with the name of his blog. Here is episode 14 he calls “Prove them Wrong”. You can access the entire series on Kerry’s YouTube Channel.


Social Media: You can follow Kerry Magro at the following social media areas.

Movie Consultant: Kerry Magro was a consultant on movie Joyful Noise that is due to be released this month. The movie features a character who is an adult with Asperger’s. Kerry Magro wrote a blog post about his role at this link.

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. 


Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.

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


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Autism Light is an upbeat but real blog that takes readers on a journey that recognizes diverse heroes in and for the autism community.

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