Anthony Ianni was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old. Medical professionals informed his parents that he would not be successful in school and that college was out of the question. They also informed them that their son would not be able be able to participate in athletics. He proved them WRONG! He graduated high school and went on to graduate from Michigan State University, earning his bachelors degree in Sociology. Anthony also was a full scholarship member of the MSU Men's basketball team. Check out his story HERE.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is the Immediate Past President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with children with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.