About Daniel Lanier
Daniel Lanier is a student in UD’s Career and Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) program, a two-year offering that provides individuals with intellectual disabilities classroom, campus and internship- and career-building experiences. A self-advocate, Daniel is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through writing and sharing his personal experiences as a person with autism.
Daniel has participated in the Special Olympics of Delaware, and in 2006 received two gold medals in basketball and volleyball, as well as a bronze medal in bowling. These days, he’s an active member of the Brandywine Social Club and an artist for the Creative Vision Factory in Wilmington.
When not studying or working, Daniel enjoys spending time with family, writing poetry and reading. He lives with three roommates in Newark in an assisted living program provided through the state of Delaware.