Anthony Ianni of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers and Autism/Anti-Bullying Advocates in the country. At the age of 4 Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS), which is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Doctors and specialists told Anthony’s parents that he would barely graduate high school, be an athlete, and never go to college. Despite adversity, bullies, and numerous personal challenges Anthony never gave up. Not only did he earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Sociology he is the first athlete with autism to play NCAA Division One College Basketball. 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.
As a speaker, Anthony has won a number of awards for his work. 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 be “Relentless” and achieve their goals and dreams.