Meet Anthony Ianni


    Autism doesn't define me, I define who I am- Anthony Ianni 


  • Ianni standing inside basketball arena with championship banners in the background

  • “At the end of the day we don’t dream our lives, at the end of the day…..We live them!”


    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. But more importantly he is here today to share with you a message about how to not only go out and be the change in life, but to also go out and make the change you wish to see in life.





    ​Despite 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 athlete with autism to play NCAA Division One College 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.


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