Sean, a 14-year-old boy with autism is trapped at home by his extreme neurosensory challenges. Despite investments in the best therapies, Sean and his family descend into despair because of the limitations imposed by managing his condition. At a moment when things felt darkest, an unexpected caregiver arrived in their life. Thirty-year-old David drew Sean out of the house and onto hiking trails across the San Francisco Bay Area.
After David’s sudden and unexpected death (In Memory and Thanks), Sean’s mother created HikingAutism.com, a website to help other families dealing with autism find their way outdoors and onto hiking trails.