Dani is a 36 year old who lives in Carmichael. She is an incredibly brave and lovely person. About 2 years ago she changed her gender. At first she faced considerable bullying at her work program. But her winning personality and refusal to give up persevered and eventually won over the people that rejected her. She’s practically the mayor now! Everyone knows and adores her in her town. Through simply being herself, her program became an environment of acceptance. As a transgender woman and as a person with a developmental disability, she has become a strong advocate for her rights and the rights of those around her.