Jon Dahlander, a spokesman for the Dallas Independent School District, gives a revealing look inside his life and shares in his own words how his special needs son changed his approach to music and life.

Dahlander married his wife Heidi 17 years ago and they have three children together, including 12-year-old Jared. While Jared has never been able to verbally speak with his parents, Dahlander said he and his wife learned to listen to his voice in other ways. Watch the video to see how Jared's influence changed the way the DISD spokesman approaches music.

A pianist, Dahlander's music can be found on Pandora, iTunes, Facebook, Amazon and on the John Dahlander app.

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