Dylan Rafaty is an author, self-advocate, and founder of DylanListed® LLC. Due to his personal experience as a hearing-impaired student in Special Education, Dylan acquired a special understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of youth in Special Education and the transition to the world after high school. During his time working at Life Time Fitness in Plano, he found his joy and special skills in helping to make departments more cohesive in order to better serve the members. This natural extrovert self-published a book/memoir and then started a company that is rooted in the core belief that the total life experience of students of Special Education-turned differently-abled adults, matters, and especially their participation in the American workplace.
At DylanListed, Dylan has a number of roles. Dylan donates his time and passion to several non-profit partners that serve and advocate for individuals with disabilities and is a frequent public speaker before educators, students and adults with disabilities and businesses across the country. Dylan also meets with every stakeholder (businesses, nonprofits, service providers, local/state governments, etc.) beginning in his home area, the North Texas area, to address the concerning needs for people with disabilities and US veterans. Dylan recently took on voluntary roles serving as Chairman for the Social Responsibility Committee at IAICDV, Plano ISD Special Education Advisory Board Committee, Advisory Board Member for the Care and Mercy Foundation and on the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.
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