Former Michigan State basketball player Anthony Ianni visited Re-Ed on Nov 12 to spread his anti-bullying message into Ohio. Mr Ianni drove a big bus across Michigan last year, spreading his anti-bullying message to 659 schools in Michigan in one year. This year he is taking his message out of state.
Mr. Ianni was bullied and harassed over his size growing up and he faced another challenge, being diagnosed with autism at the age of four.
“I’ve overcame those challenges and gone on to great things, just to become the first known basketball player with autism,” Ianni said.
The students were captivated by his presentation and had many questions for him during the Q&A portion. Our thanks to Mr. Ianni for coming to Re-Ed and sharing his experiences. PYD!
Re-Ed’s annual Run for Autism is scheduled for Saturday Oct 4. You can run the 5k or join in a one mile walk. There is also a kids dash prior to the 5k run. Please click on the link on our webpage to be directed to more information as well as the registration link. Hope to see you on Oct 4!
We hope everyone had a great summer!! Classes began at Re-Ed on August 25th. There is a school calendar on the website in the Community Links box in the top left corner where you can see all of the dates for the upcoming school year. Note that the new school day hours are 8:00-2:15. We are looking forward to a great year!
Come spend a relaxing evening with family and friends at the Re-Education AWARD Program’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner. This years “Pennies to Pasta” event will take place May 17, 2014 at La Malfa Party Center in Mentor from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Join us for a delicious meal, Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, DJ and dancing. Admission is $15/person. Proceeds will benefit students and school programs at Re-Education Services.
Re-Education Services collaborated with The Musical Theater Production, specifically with “Kids Love Musicals” (KLM) out of Cleveland in the Spring to adapt and modify “The Wizard of Oz” for students with disabilities. KLM introduces musical productions to students K-3rd grade in school districts across the Northeast Ohio region. Because of this collaboration, KLM will now be able to include all K-3rd grade students. Take a look at the video link below to see our kids practicing and performing!
Also, here’s an article from The Musical Theater Project’s monthly publication for you to enjoy. A special Thank You goes out to Chris Lorenz for organizing this wonderful event.
Our Annual Run for Autism was another great success. A special thank you to Mary Noga for organizing the event and to all the Re-Ed staff, friends and families that took time to come out and help volunteer.
With money raised from the 2012 event we were able to purchase 8 Ipads and cases for our students. Please keep us in mind for next years race. We will be looking for corporate sponsors soon. If you know of a company or would like to be a sponsor please contact us at 440-257-3131.
We hope everyone had a great summer!! Classes began at Re-Ed on August 26th. There is a school calendar on the website in the Community Links box in the top left corner where you can see all of the dates for the upcoming school year.
Thank you parents and local school districts for your trust in our programs.