Kerry Magro To Speak At 2016 National Autism Conference

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Kerry Magro To Speak At 2016 National Autism Conference
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Kerry Magro To Speak At 2016 National Autism Conference says
I will be presenting in New Orleans at National Autism Association's 2016 National Autism Conference! Hope to see you there! :) RSVP at

Presentation title: I Used to Be Bullied for Having Autism: Here’s When It Stopped

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.

More on Kerry: Kerry Magro, 28, is an award-winning disability advocate, best-selling author, movie consultant, non-profit founder and full-time employee at Autism Speaks. Magro was completely non-verbal until the age of two and a half and was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old.
These days, Magro travels around the country as a motivational speaker and disability advocate. His speeches have included two TEDx Talks. In 2014, he received accreditation from the National Speakers Association as one of the only professionally certified speakers with autism in the country. Those speaking engagements led to a stint in TV hosting his own local cable show called the “Different is Beautiful Show,” which focuses on people who overcome adversity. For his efforts Magro has been featured in major media and worked with amazing brands including Upworthy, HuffPost Live, BBC News,, American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Yahoo Parenting, and The Mighty.
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By: Kerry Magro: Motivational Speaker, Author, Consultant & Autism Advocate

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