By Hal Walter
Summer is short at this altitude, and the beautiful autumn is even shorter. Blink and it is gone. The snow on the high peaks is just a reminder that the opportunity to get into the high country is running out at high speed, and winter is slinking down the mountain like a phantom.
This is a tale of two Thursdays.
There was a teacher’s planning day on the calendar, which meant no school. As the parent of a child with autism, these long days can be a source of anxiety and strain. For starters, there goes your workday. A full day of solo caring for someone with autism can also be an exhausting experience of trying to schedule constructive activities and redirect undesirable, repetitive or annoying behaviors.