(September 2, 2014) - The 2014 "30 Under 30: Young Professionals on the Spectrum” campaign has announced Kerry Magro as its winner!
Kerry is Autism Speaks' Social Marketing Coordinator and the founder of KFM Making a Difference in the Community. He is also a motivational speaker, a mentor and consultant for children and young adults with autism, as well as a fundraiser for affordable housing for individuals with special needs.
The campaign, which went on throughout the 2013-2014 Calendar year, highlighted 2-3 individuals with autism each month. The mission of this campaign is to develop a movement to increase awareness about autism, specifically concerning young adults, and to provide a core group of successful role models for young learners on the spectrum.
The other two finalists were:
Amy Gravino, 29
Amy is the founder of her own business, A.S.C.O.T Coaching, LLC, through which she coaches other students on the spectrum through the college process. Amy is also an autism advocate and serves on the board of several non-profit agencies as a voice for individuals on the spectrum, including a member of the Autism Speaks Communications Committee.
Erin Clemens, 24
Erin is the founder of her own business, an autism advocate, public speaker, blogger and fundraiser. Erin creates Autism Awareness Duct Tape Bracelets and her profits go toward helping others on the spectrum. Erin was featured in Autism Speaks' Heart of Autism blog series here.