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Germantown, Wisconsin, US

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Amy Vance

  Germantown, Wisconsin, US

Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad's Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum
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Documentaries
Language
English (North American)
Voice Age
Middle Aged
Description

The true story of Derek Volk's experiences raising his son, Dylan, who has Asperger's Syndrome. When Derek's oldest child - his only son - was two years old when his wife suggested, \"Something is not quite right with Dylan.\" They struggled for the next several years as they were bounced from one \"expert\" to another, each offering a unique perspective on Dylan's challenging behaviors. Finally, at eight years old, Dylan was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and the Volk family was able to start making sense of Dylan's (Website hidden) Chasing the Rabbit, Derek Volk shares his experiences raising a son on the Autism spectrum. Both Dylan and Derek write about the challenges, triumphs and coping strategies from the early days to the adolescent years to life in the \"real world\" as a young adult. It is a story of how a dad learned to love the son he never expected he would have and how his son learned to accept himself as well. Throughout the book Dylan shares his perspectives on what Derek was experiencing. This book showcases the unique relationship between a father and his son, voices rarely heard in the autism community.

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