Meet the Board
Kerry Magro, Ph.D
AWARD-WINNING DISABILITY ADVOCATE, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
New York City, NY
Dr. Kerry Magro is an award-winning disability advocate, best-selling author of 3 books, movie consultant of 2 autism films, and a non-profit founder that has given over 45 scholarships for students with autism for college. 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. For almost a decade Magro has talked at hundreds of events about his journey on the autism spectrum. 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. Kerry has recently started interviewing people for his new video series at A Special Community Of Love And Acceptance that highlights people with special needs, disease and those who have overcome obstacles in their lives.
For his efforts Magro has been featured in major media and worked with amazing brands including CBS News, Inside Edition, Upworthy, BBC News, HuffPost Live, HuffPost, American Express, J.P Morgan Chase, NBA.com and much more.