What A Father Learned From Coaching His Son Who Has Autism

Writer and champion pack burro racer Hal Walter of Westcliffe helps his son, who has autism, compete as a middle-school runner. He says this can be exhausting and sometimes painful. But with the support of his small southern Colorado community about an hour west of Pueblo, there have been moments of victory. “I used to think winning meant first place,” he says. “Then this dude (my son) taught me it also can mean something else.”

Walter has written about his experiences in his latest book, “Endurance and Selected Essays on Neurodiversity and Deep Sport.”  He spoke with Colorado Matters Host Ryan Warner. Listen to their conversation and read an excerpt from the book at cprnews.org

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2 Responses to What A Father Learned From Coaching His Son Who Has Autism

  1. joni says:

    Y’know, I thought I was done learning but I’ve learned we never stop. ❤

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