Ianni speaks at Allegan ‘Stop the Bullying Now’ rally

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in News, NEWS

Anthony Ianni, the first known athlete with autism to play Big 10 basketball, was the featured speaker for an anti-bullying rally on Friday, July 22 at Allegan’s Riverfront Plaza. The event was hosted by Bryce Frost, an Allegan teen who founded the “Stop the Bullying Now” campaign after he was bullied for being on the autism spectrum. You can read more on this story from the Allegan News...

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MDCR’s Ianni to speak at free autism awareness event

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in News

Anthony Ianni, former Michigan State University basketball player, will speak about overcoming barriers with being autistic at Baker College in Auburn Hills. The event is hosted by Baker College of Auburn Hills Disability Services, to raise awareness and support of autism in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month, which is April. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Baker College of Auburn Hills Student Center. For more information click...

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Ianni brings anti-bullying message to Sterling Heights High School

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in News

“Get out there and make a change.” That was the message former Michigan State University basketball player Anthony Ianni delivered April 1 to students at Sterling Heights High School as part of his “Relentless Tour,” which seeks to raise awareness of autism and the problem of bullying in schools across the nation. Ianni said he was able to overcome the challenges and obstacles in his life by focusing on three “keys to success” – motivation, hard work and support. To read the full story click...

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Ianni discusses autism, bullying with Knapp Charter students

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in News

Knapp Charter Academy students peppered former Michigan State University basketball player Anthony Ianni with questions during a Monday morning assembly on March 21, 2016, but it was a question that fifth grader Zachary Colthorp asked that had the biggest impact on Ianni. “Are you proud to have autism?” Colthorp asked. Great question is what Ianni said after wrapping up his approximately 90 minute presentation at the school in Grand Rapids. “Everyone has labels in life, and I have five of them,” Ianni said. “I’m a father, I’m a husband, I’m a Michigan State Spartan, I’m a former college basketball player and I have autism, and I’m not afraid to say all those things. I’m proud to say all those things. You should, too, man. You should be proud every day.” Read more of the MLive article on...

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Oct. 17th Launch Date!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in News, NEWS

Oct. 17th Launch Date!

MEDIA ALERT THE AUTISM ALLIANCE OF MICHIGAN LAUNCHES FIRST OF ITS KIND STATEWIDE ANTI-BULLYING TOUR YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN US! WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI WHO: Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Anthony Ianni, Anti-Bullying and Autism Advocate, AAoM, Tom Izzo, Michigan State University Basketball Coach WHAT: The Autism Alliance of Michigan’s Anthony Ianni and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will announce the launch of the Autism Alliance’s RELENTLESS TOUR. The initiative is the first of its kind in the country, and Ianni will pledge to reach every middle school across the state in one school year to share his anti-bullying message. WHY: Bullying is something that affects everyone in some way, and individuals with autism are often the biggest targets. Together with the support of Lieutenant Governor Calley, Coach Tom Izzo, Red Wing Niklas Kronwall and the Department of Civil Rights, the Autism Alliance is committed to working to eradicate bullying through this initiative. The tour is made possible through the generous donations of Atlas Oil, Citgo, General RV, Smart 911, University of Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon and Emergent Biosolutions. JOIN US IN KICKING OFF THE RELENTLESS TOUR! Visit: www.relentlesstour.com for further information INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Onsite, advance and post press conference interviews are available. Please contact: Heidi Hedquist 248.872.1022 heidi@hackintothecause.org to schedule a one-on-one...

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