Bullying can affect everybody today, including people with Autism. A stat most people don’t know is that 65-90% of kids with Autism are the prime target for bullies. I myself was one of those victims when I was younger and it continued until I was a freshman in high school. After I heard this stat I knew I had to take action! Anthony Ianni, of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, is one of the most sought after anti-bullying motivational speakers in the region.
The Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni is a first of its kind GRASS ROOTS initiative designed to help eradicate bullying across the state of Michigan and beyond. Bullying is something that affects everyone in one form or another. Additionally, individuals with autism are one of the highest targeted groups to be the victims of a bully with numbers ranging from 65-90% and it has to be stopped.
I was moved by his story and also impressed that he’s working with the Autism Alliance of Michigan to carry his story to children and caregivers throughout Michigan.
Lt. Governor Brian Calley
State of Michigan
Anthony Ianni is making a huge difference in Michigan today and has a potential of impacting the anti-bullying movement all across the nation. He has overcome the struggles that come from growing up with and living with autism and is a role model today not just for kids with autism but for everybody and how you can really overcome obstacles, overcome challenges and really change the face of the planet.
Golden State Warriors , Former Team Mate
Anthony is one of the finest men I know. His ability to battle through bullying and overcome hardship, become successful student-athlete at MSU, and them to serve as a role model and advocate for anti-bullying is an amazing story.
Coach Tom Izzo
Michigan State Spartans
…his (Anthony Ianni’s) mission is much bigger than Michigan state, than the state of Michigan, than autism in general, its just bigger than that, and that’s what’s the most exciting to me.