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