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"Understanding Autism from the Parent and Employer Perspective"

  • April 19, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Derek Volk, President, Volk Packaging Corporation, MEBLN Member  

Author "Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad's Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum."

In this webinar Derek Volk, author of Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum, will share his thoughts and experiences as both the father of a young adult with autism and also as an employer of people on the autism spectrum.  Derek’s son, Dylan, is 24 years old and has been fired over 30 times.  Derek will talk about the struggles watching his son try to find gainful employment, why Dylan has lost so many jobs, what he thinks needs to change for society to embrace people on the spectrum and what he has done to be a good place to work for his own employees on the spectrum. 

About the Speaker: 

Derek Volk is a Maine businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, volunteer, philanthropist, softball coach, and he can now add book author to the list. He is currently the president and co-owner of Volk Packaging Corporation, a third generation, family owned, corrugated box manufacturer in Biddeford, Maine. Derek actively participates on the Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN), a national organization that focuses on connecting employers with employees who have disabilities. His own company currently employs those who are deaf, blind and on the Autism Spectrum.

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Conference Number: 877-876-9634

Conference Code: 658 281 4819

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