What happens to children with autism, when they become adults? Kerry Magro – TEDx

I LOVE a good Ted talk. Today I stumbled across the following Ted talk about what happens to Autistic children when they grow up.

Autistic kids grow up to be Autistic Adults.

Once again I can not take credit for the following TEDx Talks video by  Kerry Margo. Please subscribe to TEDx for more though provoking content and be sure to checkout Kerry Margo on Kerrymagro.com

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4 thoughts on “What happens to children with autism, when they become adults? Kerry Magro – TEDx”

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I am going to do a post featuring this video along with a link to your blog.

    My younger brother has autism. My parents knew that from the time he was a wee lad. However, it was only recently diagnosed as autism as he is now 49 years old. There were many reasons as to why such a delay in Dx. (He was originally diagnosed as having a particular form of epilepsy that mimicked much of the symptoms associated with autism.) My brother will always need someone to help him with life skills and to be there for encouragement, but he has done some pretty awesome things along the way. One being when he graduated on the B honour roll in auto mechanics as well as getting an EPA certification and license in handling/maintaining refrigeration units. No small feat I am sure to be telling you! He also is very knowledgeable in the Bible and absorbs things like a sponge.

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard somebody say he would never move forward, I would be very wealthy. I have often thought of people with autism as being geniuses who were locked away. With the proper assistance they are capable of so much.

    God bless!

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  2. Thank you for sharing. Kerry Magro seems very passionate about helping others across the spectrum. This subject needs to be raised constantly. My mom worried about what would happen to me after she died. My sister takes care of me now…she is 12 years older. I wish there was housing for low income autistics that was free of screaming kids living there, booming stereos and dogs that are allowed to bark all day.

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    1. See – these are the things we need to educate people on. I think Sensory Processing Disorder is my disability – not Autism. Autism affects my perspective on the world – but I like my perspective. My sensory issues are what debilitates me. Noise canceling devices help me a LOT, but sometimes I am self conscious wearing them in public. If buildings had “Sensory Friendly Lighting” I could happily go more places. Some stores I just cant even handle on my own – but that is what hubby is for. If I didn’t have him I would probably need a service dog to guide me out when things get strange.

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