Hear from These 3 Incredible Speakers on Autism Success

Living with Autism Workshop experts share advice you can put to good use right now.

From the moment parents hear the autism diagnosis, they begin to worry about what their child’s future might hold. As recently as a few years ago, the opportunities weren’t so great. But things are slowly changing. 

But at the recent Living With Autism Workshop, keynote speakers filled the audience with hope for the future for children with autism.

From Child to Adult: My Journey to a Fulfilling Life on the Spectrum

Very much in demand across the nation, Kerry Magro, a man with ASD who was nonspeaking until age 2 1/2, shares his journey to becoming a professional speaker, author and consultant for “Love on the Spectrum.” He talks employment, housing, post-secondary education among other topics. He even provides resources.

Autism After High School: An Autism Mom’s Perspective

Mom Carrie Carrielo, author and national autism speaker, understands parents worrying about their child’s future. She did, too. She shares her emotional story of raising her family, including her son, Jack, who is now in college, along with resources that helped her reach this goal.

The Benefits of Disability Hiring: Guidance for Job Seekers, Parents and Employers

Future employment is important to adults with autism. Employment provides economic freedom and a sense of purpose. The Autism Alliance of Michigan started Upbound Staffing to coach and connect those on the spectrum with inclusive employers. Learn essential strategies to support this transition, equipping job seekers for success. 

You can access other session recordings and presentations at MetroParent.com.


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