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The Relentless Tour: An Anti-bullying Presentation with Anthony Ianni
Accommodation Coordinator: Alayna Zerlentes (MDCR), 313-437-7035 or ZerlentesA@Michigan.gov.
Anthony Ianni, of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, is one of the most sought-after anti-bullying motivational speakers in the region. At the age of four, Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, which is on the Autism Spectrum. 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 entire adult life. Despite bullies, adversity and numerous personal challenges, Anthony worked hard and became the first known athlete with autism to play Big 10 basketball for Michigan State University.
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.
Accessibility Notice: All ADA 30 events hosted by the State of Michigan will include ASL interpreters and closed captioning services. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation or other assistance for effective participation should contact Alayna Zerlentes (MDCR) at 313-437-7035 or ZerlentesA@Michigan.gov to make their needs known as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled event. All reasonable efforts will be made to procure requested accommodations prior to the event, but requests may not be guaranteed.