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Chasing the rabbit : a dad's life raising a son on the spectrum

Author: Derek Volk
Publisher: Biddeford, ME : D & A Publishing, LLC , 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volk shares his experiences raising his son, Dylan, who has Asperger's Syndrome. Experts offered a unique perspective on Dylan's challenging behaviors, but it wasn't until he was diagnosed that the Volk family was able to start making sense of Dylan's differences. 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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Dylan Volk; Derek Volk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Volk
ISBN: 9781511585583 1511585587
OCLC Number: 909404863
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is Asperger's syndrome? --
The chase begins --
Growing family, struggling child --
Special brilliance, diagnoses and confusion --
Correct diagnosis but little help --
Middle school mayhem --
The rabbit gains ground --
The many adventures of the greyhound --
The slow transition to adulthood --
The old college try --
Can it get much worse? --
The transformation --
Conclusion: The chase continues.
Responsibility: Derek Volk with Dylan Volk.

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Volk shares his experiences raising his son, Dylan, who has Asperger's Syndrome. Experts offered a unique perspective on Dylan's challenging behaviors, but it wasn't until he was diagnosed that the Volk family was able to start making sense of Dylan's differences. 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.

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