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When a Peer in High School Told Me I’d ‘Die Alone’

One of the worst bullying experiences I’ve ever encountered happened almost 10-years-ago now but I can still remember it like it was yesterday... I was in high school and, while in the staircase after recess I was having a conversation [...]

By |October 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When a Peer in High School Told Me I’d ‘Die Alone’

A Letter to Our Principals on Spreading Autism Awareness

Dear Principal, Back to school is finally here! In the next coming weeks you will be presented with countless challenges along with successes as your students and teachers transition for the new academic year. I know that your plates will [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Our Principals on Spreading Autism Awareness

How Lady Gaga Helps My Mentees on the Spectrum Who Are Bullied

When I was growing up I never really had someone to look up too who were on the autism spectrum. For that reason I looked up to people like actor Will Smith who had been able to overcome obstacles in [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

An open letter to those who bully people with special needs

Dear Bully, When I was in public school I used to be bullied by people like you. You would see me in the corner, usually trying to keep to myself and wonder why I was there. Other times you would [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I’m a Husband, a Father, Played Division I Basketball and Also Have Autism

This guest Q&A post is by autism advocate and national motivational speaker Anthony Ianni. He is also the first-ever individual with autism to ever play Division I Basketball for Coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State. Kerry: Hey Anthony! When did [...]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m a Husband, a Father, Played Division I Basketball and Also Have Autism

10 Things You Need to Know About Bullying in Schools

As someone who grew up being a victim of bullying, I often give talks around the country on bullying prevention. One keynote I give in particular called "I Used to Be Bullied for Having Autism: Here's When It Stopped" shares [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Things You Need to Know About Bullying in Schools