About Jonathan

Jonathan Chase

Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of fourteen, Jonathan Chase is an advocate, author, and mentor to young adults on the Autism Spectrum.  He has worked in the Autism field since 2008, partnering with agencies, nonprofit organizations, and families to spread a message of understanding and awareness.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Jonathan travels the country as a presenter, teaching about autism awareness, understanding, and how to better support individuals on the spectrum in the home, classroom, and community.  His book “From Surviving to Thriving” is a guide to creating a more inclusive classroom through practical accommodations.

With over fifteen years of experience as a professional musician, he brings a unique approach to the world of autism supports.  His mentoring services cover a wide range of activities including jazz concerts, Dungeons & Dragons sessions, and an annual summer series of foam sword fighting groups.