This website is dedicated to not only Dan's talents as a writer and composer of music, but also as a public speaker. Here are what some people have had to say about Dan and his inspiring story!
"I so enjoyed learning about Dan and his incredible musical talent! I loved that not only did we get to see the finished product of all his hard work, but he also showed us how he starts the process by making a melody."
"It directly related to what we learned about in class about individuals with disabilities, especially with seeing Dan use his machine to communicate with us."
"Interacting with a person with a disability is the best way to fully understand it."
"The presentation offered a real-life, tangible view into how the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices can be transformative in the lives of people with disabilities for learning and personal fulfillment."
"Dan is a rock star (literally!). I was awe inspired by his will and determination. He seems like the nicest guy and has a wealth of talent and resilience that many people can learn from – kudos to him and Ellen for all the great work the do together and in the community!"
- From Students at Boston University In Graduate Program For Special Education - 2011
"Seeing Dan’s presentation really related to our outside readings. It helped to further illustrate the use of AAC as a tool for those who may have difficulties with traditional communication. It was truly amazing to see how much technology has vastly increased the flexibility of communication."
Providence College - November 2010
“It truly is great to see Dan be able to express himself through music, and watching him perform was a very moving experience.”
“I loved the presentation and felt as though it helped me better understand the ways in which people can use technology to communicate and do what they love.”
Lawrence General Hospital - November 2010
“The presentation was attended by our nurses, clinical leaders, and hospital staff from several different departments. Without exception, you have been an inspiration to all of us who attended!”
“A very good program portraying someone who must overcome obstacles every day in order to communicate”
Merrimack College, Computer Science Department - December 2010
“Thanks so much for the best presentation I have ever seen at Merrimack! I could not get over how enthralled our students were.