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Father Writes a Moving Book on Raising a Son with Asperger’s Syndrome

Newly published book with candid memoir showcases the unique relationship between a father and his son who is on the Autism spectrum.  www.chasingtherabbit.org

Biddeford, Maine — Businessman Derek Volk has released his poignant memoir Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum. Co-written with his 24 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.

“Chasing the rabbit,” explains Volk, “is an apt metaphor. In greyhound racing, dogs are lured to race around a track by chasing an artificial rabbit until they cross the finish line, but the greyhound never actually catches the rabbit. For Dylan, he sees normalcy as the rabbit and believes that if he runs fast enough, he can catch it. He doesn’t, no matter how hard he runs.” Continue reading Father Writes a Moving Book on Raising a Son with Asperger’s Syndrome