When it comes to helping anyone deal with the challenges of being considered “a little different,” it helps to have been there yourself.  → Mentoring

Why are some adults on the spectrum independent and successful, while others struggle—sometimes for their whole lives? → Presentations

I help families see life through the eyes of their spectrum teens and young adults.  Together, with new approaches and new ideas, we’ll work toward long-term independence. → Consulting



Independence through Experience

I mentor adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum one-on-one, helping them expand their comfort zones, experience new things, and socialize more fully within their communities.

Give me a call or send me an email to schedule a confidential intake appointment.



National Autism Speaker

My vivid storytelling draws from a lifetime of personal experience to give audiences creative answers to common concerns.



Working with the whole family

I help families see the world through the eyes of youth on the spectrum.  Together, we’ll explore new approaches and new ideas for helping you work toward long-term independence goals.

Whether you've done extensive transition planning on your own or are just getting started, I can help ease any stage of the process.  We'll discuss independence in vocational goals, building life skills, developing new routines, and addressing the many challenges of the adult world.


Thinking in Connections


Through the happy stimulation of gaming events, live music, eating out, and many other social opportunities, I painlessly nurture your child’s interpersonal development and independent skills.


I mentor each adolescent and young adult independently, giving every individual the one-on-one attention they need to overcome their unique challenges.


By widening their comfort zones and opening them to new social experiences, I help teens and young adults accommodate and enjoy the company of others.



I help young people expand their independence and find a place in the adult world.

Contact Jonathan Chase

Call or email me and let me know how I can help

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"I highly recommend Jonathan Chase as a mentor and speaker. My understanding of autism spectrum disorder, as well as new insights to my own son (who is on the autism spectrum), is greatly enhanced by his viewpoint and education. Any child, parent, educator, or professional would greatly benefit from his experience, knowledge and wisdom."

Michelle Harper Abilitree, CODSN

"I have had the good fortune to hear Jonathan Chase speak at several events over the past four years, in different venues and in front of a wide variety of audiences. Each time, I am amazed at the power of his presentation and the importance of the message he conveys.

As a speaker, Jonathan brings a thoroughly engaging voice to autism while confronting and highlighting the issues of acceptance, respect and self-determination."

Tobi Rates Executive Director, Autism Society of Oregon

"Jonathan Chase is an engaging and inspiring speaker. He comes from the inside out with knowledge, wit and grace. You can't help but learn from his unique insight about working effectively with people on the autism spectrum."

Debra McLean Trainer