Panel Interprofessional Education Collaborative
Maine businessman and father Derek Volk shares his experiences raising a son on the Autism spectrum.
Attendance at this event qualifies for the IP Honors Distinction application.
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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. (http://chasingtherabbit.org/)