Kerry's Korner

My Mentee Jadyn

This blog post is from Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro.  He's an adult with autism and shares an experience about mentoring a very special young girl. 

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Kerry's Korner #33: Autism Speaks Build-A-Bear

In this episode I feature our partnership with Build-A-Bear as we get ready to release our very first Autism Speaks Build-A-... More...

Kerry's Korner #27: Joel's Story

In this episode, I feature Joel Bethke who has Asperger Syndrome. Joel just started middle school last year and has dealt with bullying and taunting by his classmates. To help with this, Joel decided to write a paper about who he is to share with ... More...

Kerry's Korner #26: Peyton Plays Charlie Brown Theme Song

In this episode, I feature Peyton, a 13 year old with autism who gives us a first look into one of his passions in playing the piano. Peyton will be playing the piano in an interactive dinner theater play called "Tony and Liz Tie The Knot&quo... More...

Tune In for the Jaclyn Waiser's NFL Dream Come True Story

Tune in tonight on the CBS Evening News between 5-6pm EST, 9pm EST on WLYN Channel 55, and on the CBS Morning News to... More...

Kerry's Korner #23: Jadyn Waiser's NFL Debut

The New York Jets are making dreams come true this summer as Jadyn Waiser, a 8 year old with autism, got the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at half-time in front of 80,000 people at MetLife Stadium with The Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleade... More...

Kerry's Korner Episode #22: Carly Fleischmann Airline Issue

In this episode, I feature Autism Self-Advocate/Celebrity Carly Fleischmann who has been in the news recently for being told on a flight back to her hometown to not use her iPad during takeoff. Carly is nonverbal and relies on her iPad to communic... More...

Kerry's Korner #20: Respect and 50 Cent

In this episode I feature Rapper 50 Cent's autism comments he made via his twitter and what it means now for our community. We have a huge community of potential advocates out there who can make a difference if we remember that there is streng... More...

Kerry’s Korner #19: NFL Legend Joe Gibbs Speaks

In this episode I feature Superbowl Champion Coach turned Championship NASCAR Team Owner in Joe Gibbs from Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe spoke at our "Autism Speaks Day at The Races" program before The FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks race. Hi... More...

Kerry’s Korner #18: FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

In this episode I feature NASCAR Weekend at The Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware. The FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks was held this weekend and we would like to share some of the events that made the weekend possible.

 

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