Guest Speaker

Derek Volk

In 2015, Maine businessman Derek Volk released his poignant memoir Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum. Co-written with his twenty-four-year-old son Dylan, who has Asperger’s syndrome, the book highlights the Volk family’s significant challenges and heartfelt triumphs as well as the various coping strategies they have employed throughout Dylan’s life.

The book details the Volk family’s frustration before Dylan’s diagnosis at age eight. It also offers an honest account of the experiences raising a son with Asperger’s, a developmental disorder that most notably affects the ability to socialize with others. Stories in Chasing the Rabbit range from Dylan’s early days to the specific behavioral challenges of his adolescent years to life in the “real world” as he transitioned to a young adult with the dream of pursuing a career in comedy. Throughout the book, readers are treated to “Dylan’s Take,” which offers Dylan’s perspective.

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Savannah Convention Center
Savannah, GA

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