Thank you so much for sharing this article with us. I can definitely relate to a lot of what Dan had to endure, but I am glad to be on the other side of it now. I find it very important to actually take the time to listen to a person’s wants and needs, and to understand that just because they may be experiencing things that may be out of our norm, it doesn’t mean that they automatically need to be labeled. Labels are limiting, and often times they provide more of a seclusion factor than one of validation. This is a sad story, but I am glad that Dan’s mom has been able to work to help so many others who are experiencing similar things.
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