Dr. Kerry Magro, Ed.D.

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 and the latest season of Netflix’s Emmy-Award Winning Series ‘Love on the Spectrum U.S.’

He started professional speaking 13 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 1300 events during that time, including 2 TEDx Talks 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, which now has 253,000 Facebook followers, where he does on-camera interviews highlighting people impacted by a diagnosis to breaking down barriers in our community. The videos he’s produced have been watched over 35 Million times.  


For his efforts in the community, he’s been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CBS News, FOX5, Upworthy, and other outlets. He frequently speaks in person and virtually to companies on Neurodiversity in the Workplace, including JP Morgan Chase, TD Bank, and S&P Global. 

His books include:

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.  


Autism Has No Look: A Journey Through the Past, Present and Future
Thursday October 31st, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dr. Kerry Magro, a prominent professional speaker, best-selling author and autistic self-advocate, will take the audience on a captivating journey through the history of autism, from early misconceptions to the evolving understanding of autism today. He will explore the progress made in autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion and shed light on the diverse experiences of autistic individuals. Dr. Magro will highlight the significant strides taken toward inclusivity and understanding while also emphasizing the work that remains. His presentation will inspire attendees to continue advocating for a more inclusive future where neurodiversity is not just accepted but celebrated. 


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Neurodiversity in the Workforce Panel 
Wednesday October 30th, 2024 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Kerry Magro, this panel discussion will feature insights from neurodiverse individuals about the current state of neurodiversity in the workforce. Together, they'll explore their first-person perspectives, including the challenges, benefits, and opportunities of inclusive employment. Topics will include but will not be limited to disclosure, reasonable accommodations, language considerations, and much more! 


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