"Defining Autism From The Heart: From Nonverbal to National Speaker" tells the story of Kerry Magro, an adult who highlights stories of individuals in our community. What makes this achievement exceptional is that he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 and was largely nonverbal till he was 2 and a half. Today Kerry writes about his experiences on the autism spectrum from the heart to help others overcome obstacles. Kerry wanted to write this book to help show his passion and his heart to others while trying to make people understand that autistic people deserved to be loved. Kerry credits most of his progress to the undeniable love of his two parents Robert and Suzanne Mack-Magro. A great deal of his success would not have been possible without the long hours of work they did to help Kerry get the best therapies and services possible. A main take away from this book that Kerry hopes people will see is that loving yourself for who you are is such a huge key to your development. If you can't be comfortable in your own skin than you can't fully commit to your everyday life. Kerry in his book discusses these struggles he used to have and how in many ways he has overcome this because of the love he has received from so many members of our community.Topics from his book include defining your autism, overcoming obstacles, becoming a self advocate, reflecting on what's important and much much more. This book is meant for all audiences and does not require an in depth knowledge of autism to understand.
About the Author Kerry Magro is an award winning national speaker who is on the autism spectrum. A recent Masters graduate from Seton Hall University, he currently is CEO and Founder of KFM Making a Difference, a non-profit corporation focused on disability advocacy and housing. One of his recent accomplishments was consulting for the 2012 motion picture hit "Joyful Noise" starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. The film earned over 30 million dollars in theaters worldwide! Kerry currently resides in New Jersey and works in New York doing Social Marketing for Autism Speaks.