In Chasing the Rabbit, Derek Volk’s soul-baring transparency offers a window into a world that will resonate deeply with the intensity, challenges and triumphs that parents of children on the autism spectrum know intimately, even though details will inevitably differ. Many memoirs have by now been written by parents of children on the autism spectrum. This one, written by a father and son working together, is worth reading for its searing honesty about many trying events in their lives and the endurance of a father’s hope and love. Father and son do a vivid job of giving readers a view into the highs and lows that can be a typical part of growing into adulthood for young people on the spectrum.
Book review by Christine Guth, Anabaptist Disabilities Network