Eighth Grader who has Autism is Welcomed into School Basketball Team

Jamie Underwood, Lake Mills School, Iowa – is an eighth-grader who has autism and is a basketball player. Jamie has 3 mentors at school, Gary Irons is a special education teacher at Lake Mills, Tammy Hesse is a learner assistant and his coach Dan Rice. Tammy Hesse told the Globe Gazette: “They say for people […]

Bustin’ Barriers Offers Sports, Recreation to Children with Special-Needs

Bustin’ Barriers is a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon, that offers children with special-needs the opportunity to break down hurdles through sports and enrichment activities. The program started out in 2012 as a week-long camp program teaching basketball skills to children with special needs. The program was a labor of love for Andrew Yoshihara, a […]

Anthony Ianni up for ‘Game Changer of the year’ award

Autism Alliance of Michigan advocate, motivational speaker, and basketball player Anthony Ianni is in the running for a Game changer of the year award. The public vote is open here and Anthony was nominated by community members,  because of his service, dedication and advocating in the Autism Community. This award is for the unsung heroes of Michigan, […]

Inspirational Anthony Ianni’s fight to overcome and educate about Autism and Bullying

Inspiration: noun an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration. something inspired, as an idea. a result of inspired activity. a thing or person that inspires. Theology : a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced. That, neatly sums up all this humbled Autism Daily Newscast reporter learnt about Anthony Iannis in a frank and humbling interview on a mediocre Monday afternoon. Anthony Ianni, has proved people wrong all of his life. From medical professionals who said that he would require […]

Dream come true – Teen on autism spectrum plays on high school basketball team: w/video

De Graff, OH – A local teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder succeeded in playing on his high school basketball team during one of its final season games. Dargan Bristow had been diagnosed with both Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAE) and autism 5 years ago and relocated from South Carolina to Ohio with his grandparents in search […]

Autistic twins lead basketball team to victory

Lubbock, Texas, Matthew and Andrew Reyna – are equipment managers for their Frenship High School basketball team. The twins,15 are on the autistic spectrum. They had always played sports but once they entered High School they decided to help behind the scenes. Matthew Reyna told Evan Onstot of CBS News that they are really serious […]