18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY

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    Contact Information and Registration

  • Contact Information and Registration
    • The conference is free and open to the public, but for those who would like to receive CEUs, there is a $25 fee. CEUs available for this year's conference include NBCC, PA/Professional Counselor/LSW, and CRCC.

      If you would like further information about the conference, please contact the conference co-chairs: Rebecca Dalgin, rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu, 570-941-7819 or Lori Bruch, lori.bruch@scranton.edu, 570-941-4308.

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  • Conference Mission

  • disABILITY Conference Mission
    • The University of Scranton believes that disability is part of the human experience and that assisting individuals and families living with disabilities to achieve optimal quality of life requires multidisciplinary interventions, education, research and leadership. The mission of the Conference on disABILITY is to positively influence the quality of life and wellness of individuals and families living with disabilities by promoting in its deliberations the foundational principles of individualization, self-determination, productivity, employment, independence and full participation in community life by creating an effective learning environment, collaborative and focused discussion and the identification and sharing of effective practices useful in the United States and around the world.

  • Speakers

  • Kerry Magro
    • Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to Professional Speaker

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      Kerry Magro is an award-winning professional speaker and best-selling author who's on the autism spectrum. He started professional speaking 8 years ago via the National Speakers Association and has spoken at over 800 events during that time. In addition Kerry is CEO & President of KFM Making A Difference, a nonprofit organization that hosts inclusion events and has provided 60 scholarships for students with autism for college. In his spare time he hosts a Facebook Page called A Special Community that now has 160,000 Facebook followers where he does on-camera interviews highlighting people impacted by a diagnosis. His videos have been watched over 25 Million times. He'll be available during the event to interview several self-advocates to give them a platform to spotlight their stories.

      Kerry’s best-selling books Defining Autism From The Heart, Autism and Falling in Love and I Will Light It Up Blue! have all reached Amazon Best-Seller Lists for Special Needs Parenting. He’ll be available after his talk to sign copies of his books. For his efforts, Kerry has been featured in major media and worked with amazing brands including The Today Show, CBS News, Inside Edition, Upworthy and Huffington Post among others. Kerry resides in Hoboken, New Jersey and you can learn more about him and his work at Kerrymagro.com or contact him directly at Kerrymagro@gmail.com.


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