I've always said that autism can't define me. I define autism. Now as an adult with autsim I want to define how to be a better partner for the people I care for.
New York City, New York (PRWEB) December 15, 2014
Kerry Magro, a nationally acclaimed disability advocate, releases his self-published book, “Autism and Falling in Love: To the One That Got Away” on Amazon. Magro shares an incredible story on how he fell in love and inspirational self-help tips for anyone in search of themselves. The book is available here: http://www.bit.ly/LoveAutismBook
In the book, Magro looks at his own personal experiences as an adult on the autism spectrum and being in a romantic relationship. As children grow up, these relationships will be possible for some on the autism spectrum. Magro’s first hand experience discussing “The One That Got Away” will open the reader to a new line of thinking while breaking down the barriers of ignorance between autism and love. Those on the autism spectrum will learn more on relationships and how they can go about finding their next partner while neurotypicals will learn some things you may expect while dating someone with autism.
Magro’s story is remarkable in itself. As a young child he was nonverbal until two and a half years old, kicked out of two preschools because the teachers couldn’t handle him, and received an official autism diagnosis at four No one could have predicted what he has been able to accomplish today. Struggling with social and communication delays, the thought of finding ‘the one’ never even crossed his mind. .
The now 26-year-old NJ native recently received his master’s degree in strategic communications from Seton Hall University, is founder of KFM Making a Difference, author and consultant for the motion picture “Joyful Noise” which earned over $30 million in the United States! Magro followed up this motion picture with work on two indie films in “Jane Wants a Boyfriend” and “Don’t Foil My Plans” which are both set to come out in 2015. He is a young man who has embraced both the challenges and successes of autism. Today, Magro calls them “constraints and opportunities” and says he has turned his disability into an A-Bility.
Kerry who came out with his debut book “Defining Autism From The Heart: From Nonverbal to National Speaker” on July 8, 2013 saw it hit #1 on an Amazon Best Seller List for Special Needs Parenting in only 3 days, taking over the spot from world renowned autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin’s latest book, “The Autistic Brain.”
“My debut book exceeded all my expectations.” Magro said. “Word of mouth was critical and everyone I know did a great job of promoting it, especially on social media. To pass my idol Temple Grandin on Amazon was a dream come true.”
He continued, “I hope this next book starts a conversation about adult related issues involving autism. In today’s society many don’t think of autism and love in the same conversation. My main takeaway with this book is for those reading it to understand that people with autism do feel empathy for others and are capable of having and maintaining relationships with the right supports.”
Autism today is one of the fastest growing neurological/developmental disorders in the United States. Over 3 million Americans have autism and over 500,000 children with autism will reach adulthood in the next decade.
While Magro hopes this book will shine a light on the possibilities of autism and love, he also hopes to raise money for some worthwhile charities.
“I’m donating all the royalties from my next book to Autism Speaks and Best Buddies. ‘The One That Got Away,’ my inspiration for this book, has a tremendous heart and I wanted to do something to give back to a cause that she feels passionately about. We hope that the proceeds of the book will be able to underwrite the cost of an integrated job for an adult with an intellectual and/or developmental disability and also fund a high school or college Best Buddies Chapter. During this holiday season, we hope that when people purchase the book they will consider making a tax-deductible donation to either one of these charities to help them advance their missions.”
“I’ve always said that autism can’t define me. I define autism. Now as an adult with autism I want to define how to be a better partner for the people I care for.”
For more on Kerry and purchasing his book you can read more on his Amazon page here: http://www.bit.ly/LoveAutismBook
For speaking inquires Kerry can be contacted by email here: http://www.kerrymagro.com
More on Kerry Magro
Kerry Magro is an award winning national speaker who is on the autism spectrum. A recent Master’s Degree 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.
More on Best Buddies: You can donate to their group here: http://www.bestbuddies.org/donate
Best Buddies mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Their vision is to put Best Buddies out of business.
Their goals are focused on the Best Buddies 2020 Initiative which they created in 2011, with the goal of opening offices in all 50 states, expanding into 100 countries, and impacting three million people with and without IDD worldwide by the end of 2020. The initiative also includes plans to train 4,000 Buddy Ambassadors, develop 1,000 jobs for people with IDD around the world, and increase the number of school-based chapters to 2,500. As a result of these ambitious expansion efforts, Best Buddies hopes to become a household name by the end of 2020.
More on Autism Speaks: You can donate to their group here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/donate
Autism Speaks goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. We strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.