I just wanted to ask a simple question: based on his experience, what can he recommend as the best and worst things I could do for Nathan? Kerry sent me some links to various places online where I could learn more. Here is a list of resources he shared/recommended:
Here is part of Kerry's story, including some words by his mom from the Autism Speaks Blog:
20 Years of Autism: A Mother and Son Perspective
March 5, 2012
After hearing his mother's description, it is hard to believe, but here is Kerry today:
The more I read and learn about Kerry, the more star-struck I've become to know that I am now "pen pals" with one of the most amazing autism successes I've witnessed in my life. In my search I have learned that he not only has an undergraduate degree, but he is soon to finish his master's degree as well. He is employed by Autism Speaks and hopes to one day become a motivational speaker. He also worked as a screen-write for the movie Joyful Noise!!! Did I say I was star struck???
So, Kerry has now ignited a deeper passion in me: to continue to push for Nathan to be seen for his strengths, not his weaknesses. To continue to support each and every individual with autism with Kerry's success as my driving force. Reading his story, it is almost impossible for me to believe where he is and what he's accomplished. I hope you, too, will find Kerry's story an inspiration in your life!
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Kerry Magro is an adult with autism. He is currently part of the Autism Speaks family and shares his experiences with the world through the Autism Speaks blog, Kerry's Korner, his own website, http://kerrymagro.com/ and his blog www.myautismvoice.com.