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Kerry Magro

In this episode of Kerry’s Korner I spotlighted a Light It Up Blue celebration that was held in Hernando Mississippi. Hernando High School’s Interact Club, along with there teacher and co-sponsor Holly Neel, helped come up with the idea for a LIUB event for their town. In the video, we show a slideshow of different photos taken from the day of the event.

In this episode, Kerry’s Korner took a trip down to Memphis, Tennessee to visit Elvis Presley’s “Graceland” Mansion. We highlight in this video Graceland’s first year of lighting it up blue for World Autism Awareness Month! FedEx is also highlighted.Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism. 

In this episode I feature The Empire State Building who lit their building up blue for World Autism Awareness Day. We had the opportunity to attend a kick-off event within the building where American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger spoke about the significance of autism awareness. All of this is highlighted within the video. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism.

 

In this episode I feature "Autism Speaks Salutes Military Families," an event held on The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum to support military families who have loved ones with autism. I also highlight several individuals who spoke about autism at the event including Bob Woodruff, Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Michael Strautmanis, John Larson and Bob and Suzanne Wright.

 

This blog post is by Autism Speaks staff Kerry Magro. Kerry, an adult who has autism, is a graduate student at Seton Hall University and is filming a video series called “Kerry’s Korner” for Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue Initiative. Kerry recently started a new video blog called “My Autism My Voice,” where he discusses a variety of topics.

In this episode, I feature a “Light It Up Blue” presentation I gave in one of my classes at Seton Hall University. In the presentation I discuss when I first felt comfortable about coming out about my autism, World Autism Awareness Day, and how college students can light it up blue on April 2nd. Autism Speaks U, an initiative for college students through Autism Speaks is also highlighted in the video.