Anthony Ianni Speaker Profile
Former Michigan State Basketball Player and Motivational Speaker
Anthony Ianni Biography
Anthony Ianni, of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, is one of the most sought after anti-bullying motivational speakers in the region.
At the age of 4 Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Doctors and specialists told Anthony’s parents that he would barely graduate from high school, would never graduate from college, would never have a shot at being an athlete and would likely live in a group institution with other Autistic kids for his adult life. His family was devastated but pledged they would help Anthony be successful no matter what.
And he is. Despite bullies, adversity and numerous personal challenges Anthony worked hard and never gave up. Not only did he earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Sociology he is the first known athlete with autism to play Big 10 basketball. Anthony played for legendary coach Tom Izzo while at MSU. He won two Big Ten Championships, a Big Ten Tournament Title, was the recipient of the 2011 Tim Bograkos Walk On Award and the 2012 Unsung Player Award, and was also a member of the 2010 Final Four team.
Anthony has pledged his life and career to help those who face similar challenges. He has been invited to tell his story and share his message across the country and has inspired countless individuals to “LYD”- Live Your Dreams. And it’s only just begun…. He’s only 25!
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Posted on 12 January 2017 | 1:14 pm
Former college basketball player for Michigan State University Anthony Ianni has been scheduled to speak to students at the Lansing Charter Academy at 9 in the morning and at Pinecrest Elementary in East Lansing later that afternoon at 1:30 p.m. as a part of his campaign to end bullying. The Relentless Tour, as it is called, will be stopping in these areas so that Ianni can share with...[Read More]
Posted on 25 July 2016 | 3:42 pm
Former MSU college basketball player and first athlete with autism to be on a Big 10 basketball team Anthony Ianni is scheduled to speak at the anti-bullying rally taking place in Allegan on July 22. The event is being hosted by the town’s Riverfront Plaza, and Bryce Frost, the manager of the “Stop the Bullying Now” campaign was delighted to have Ianni on board. The former Spartan...[Read More]
Posted on 17 November 2015 | 5:58 pm
Former Michigan State basketball player and motivational speaker Anthony Ianni spoke to middle school kids in Delta County as a part of his latest journey on The Relentless Tour, a motivational speech series designed to teach kids the truth behind bullying. Ianni got up in front of several kids and discussed with them what it was like to grow up with autism and how he managed to overcome...[Read More]
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