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Dalton Letta

03/22/19
Dalton Letta

When it comes to raising awareness for people with developmental disabilities, few voices are as powerful as Dalton Letta’s. He completed an ambassadorship with the Autism Council of Rochester in December 2018, and set to work to help the Town of Gates receive the first ever Autism Friendly Town designation in New York State. Dalton also spearheaded the first autism community forum with at the Gates Public Library. It was so successful that the plan is to replicate it across Monroe County.

Dalton also now serves as the special committee liaison for the Roberts Wesleyan College’s Bridge to Earning Living and Learning (B.E.L.L.), an on-campus program for students age 18-26 with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood.

With members of his Team Autism, Dalton is reaching out beyond his community through social media with a platform called “#NoOneEatsLunchAlone” connecting athletes to students who have special needs to combat isolation and bullying in lunchrooms.

And that is what makes Dalton One of a Kind.