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Misericordia To Host Autism Symposium

December 18, 2018
Misericordia To Host Autism Symposium

The Autism Center at Misericordia University’s fourth annual Autism Speaker Series is presenting award-winning motivational speaker and best-selling author Kerry Magro who is on the autism spectrum for the symposium, “Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to Professional Speaker.

The event is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. A book signing will be held immediately after the speaking engagement. The symposium is free, but due to limited seating registration is required by visiting www.misericordia.edu/autismevent.

For more information, please contact Rebecca LaPoint, administrative assistant, College of Health Sciences and Education at 570-674-6441 or rlapoint@misericordia.edu.

Magro is a role model in the disabled community, regularly speaking at schools, businesses, parents groups, nonprofit organizations and other special events on topics ranging from disability, innovation, school bullying, power of communication, diversity, servant leadership and more.

Nonverbal until he was 2½ years old and diagnosed with autism at age 4, he overcame countless obstacles to become the well-known author, advocate and national speaker he is today.

A master’s degree recipient in strategic communication from Seton Hall University and current doctoral candidate at New Jersey City University, Magro is the CEO and founder of KFM Making a Difference, a non-profit organization that hosts inclusion events and has provided 60 collegiate scholarships for students with autism.

In addition, he hosts the Facebook page, “A Special Community,’’ that has more than 145,000 followers. A resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, he conducts on-camera interviews on his page to highlight people impacted by a diagnosis.

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