Bayonne library to host autism summit

The event will take place via Zoom

April is National Autism Awareness Month.
April is National Autism Awareness Month.

The Bayonne Free Public Library has announced a “World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with Dr. Kerry Magro,” on Friday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The summit is hosted by Magro, a best-selling author, public speaker, and autism self-advocate. The program will include several panel discussions via Zoom as well as presentations for educators, therapists, and parents.

“As we celebrate April’s World Autism Month, I applaud the Bayonne Public Library for offering this event for our community,” Magro said. “As someone who used to be nonverbal and today has his doctorate and is a professional speaker, I’m excited about the opportunity to educate to help break down barriers.”

Topics will include helping people with autism across the lifespan; neurodiversity; preventing bullying; building connections; self-advocacy and advocacy for society.

The summit will start with a welcome session, and then be separated into three modules with breaks between.

At 11:15 a.m. is Module 1 titled “10 Ways to Help a Person with Autism Across their Lifespan.” Register at

At 12:30 p.m. is Module 2 titled “Self-Advocate Expert Panel moderated by Dr. Magro.” Register at

And at 2:30 p.m. is Module 3 titled “It Takes a Village: How to Form Yours.” Register at

Closing remarks start at 3:45 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

To register, go to For more information, view the Facebook event at

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