Dylan Volk talks about his experiences as someone with autism in the workplace. Dylan is 24 and has held, and been fired, by almost 40 jobs! His perspective about someone with autism (Asperger’s) in the workplace is unique, often profound and sometimes quite comical.
After years of what his parents called “the diagnosis of the month club,” Dylan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of eight. Life has always been challenging for Dylan. When he was little, he struggled with how to learn the rules and follow directions that often did not make sense to him. As he got older, he was challenged, especially socially, by a world that often seemed to go too fast for him to keep up. Even today, Dylan works hard to figure out what he needs to do in order to get through each day as a 24-year-old adult in a very fast-paced society.
Dylan graduated from Scarborough High School in 2010. Dylan is currently pursuing his goal of earning a living making people laugh. He currently lives in Austin, Texas where he has produced a series of satirical videos for his YouTube channel, Dielawn Comedy. He has created a significant following with almost 50,000 views to his YouTube videos, over 900 subscribers and almost 15,000 followers on Instagram. Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube Channel. Dylan has also been a regular on SiriusXM’s Dirty Pop hosted by Lance Bass on Radio Andy Channel 102. He also has his own radio show, “Ridin with Dielawn” which can be heard every week in Maine on WLOB 1310AM and streams or can be heard any time on his website, www.ridinwithdielawn.com. You can also subscribe to his Ridin with Dielawn podcast on ITunes and Stitcher.
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Dylan has really been enjoying his experiences speaking about his life and the book and his presentations have been extremely well received. He hopes his work helping his father write “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Autism Spectrum” will help families as they navigate through the difficulties of living life on the spectrum.