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The Gift of Choice with Bonnie Groessl

Jan 21, 2019

1 in 40 Americans are on the autism spectrum.  These families are dealing with many of the same difficulties, struggles, and challenges that Derek and his family have dealt with.  Join us as Derek Volk shares his journey from a dad’s perspective.

Derek Volk is the author of the internationally acclaimed Amazon bbestseller Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum.  Derek is a Maine businessman, sa upporter of Autism awareness, volunteer and philanthropist who, along with his family, was recently named the 2015 Spurwink “Humanitarian of the Year.”   He is currently the president and co-owner of Volk Packaging Corporation, a third generation, family owned, corrugated box manufacturer in Biddeford, Maine. His own company currently employs those who are deaf and on the autism spectrum. 

A speech communications major at the University of Maine at Orono, Derek has always been comfortable speaking to an audience. Since 2012, Derek has hosted a Saturday morning radio talk show on WLOB 1310AM in Portland, Maine. His show can be heard online at and through podcasts available on iTunes and Stitcher. 

Derek has been happily married to his high school sweetheart, Amy, for 29 years. Amy and Derek are the proud parents of four children. Their son, Dylan, is 27-years-old and the inspiration behind Chasing the Rabbit. They also have three daughters, Mariah (24), Lilly (20) and Serena (14).   

Derek’s book and more information is available at and his son's recently released sequel is available at

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