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Connie Howse


Connie Howse was recently interviewed by PBS for the documentary “A Wider World.” A tireless advocate for the autistic, she helped save the internationally-recognized center-based program for the autistic, Burger Center, from closure.  She has also spoken at conferences and before school boards on educational issues related to autism.  An accomplished performer and violinist with 23 years of teaching experience, she has successfully utilized music therapy with special needs students and lectured on the healing powers of music.  She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University, trained in Psychology and Music.  She and her husband of 35 years, Ken, and their four sons (one of which, Scott, has autism), reside in Livonia, Mich.


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Connie Howse was recently interviewed by PBS for the documentary “A Wider World.” A tireless advocate for the autistic, she helped save the internationally-recognized center-based program for the autistic, Burger Center, from closure.  She has also spoken at conferences and before school boards on educational issues related to autism.  An accomplished performer and violinist with...    Read More...

Scott Howse


Scott Howse, diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 1/2, has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments in spite of his disability.  He was the first-ever student-athlete with autism to be named Academic All-American at the Junior College Level for Schoolcraft College in Livonia in 2011.  His story was recently featured in the PBS documentary “A Wider World,” focused on individuals with disabilities, shown nationwide and featured in Autism Research Institute's newsletter.  He was also named "Most Valuable Runner" in 2008 on his community college cross-country team.


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Scott Howse, diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 1/2, has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments in spite of his disability.  He was the first-ever student-athlete with autism to be named Academic All-American at the Junior College Level for Schoolcraft College in Livonia in 2011.  His story was recently featured in the PBS...    Read More...

How your cell phone can help your child get better treatments

How your cell phone can help your child get better treatments

Today, we have a guest blog post by Dani Gillman, the co-founder of Birdhouse for Autism, a care management platform for families with children affected by autism. Upon receiving a diagnosis of Autism, many parents are left with lots of questions. One of those is inevitably, “now what?” There’s a saying about children with Autism being…    Read More…

A Little-Known Way That Can Help Improve Your Child’s Concentration and Focus

A Little-Known Way That Can Help Improve Your Child’s Concentration and Focus

Are you looking for alternative remedies for your autistic child's ADD, hyperactivity and mood swings?  If so, then take heart because for years, many scientific studies have shown that natural remedies produce predictable results in the treatment of ADD, mood swings and hyperactivity in autistic children, that don't involve conventional medicine. Why it's Important to…    Read More…

What my son’s diagnosis was like

What my son’s diagnosis was like

Scott was my first – a happy baby, social to a fault, and loved to babble.  He was so happily vocal that we were kicked out of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. when he was only five months old.  Not because he was a criminal, but because he was so focused on entertaining…    Read More…

How music therapy can calm your child

How music therapy can calm your child

As a long-time musician, private music instructor, and individual trained in music and psychology, I admit I am biased in my opinion on the effectiveness of music therapy in the treatment of autism. Adding to my bias is the fact that our son, Scott, sang before he could talk, and much of his progress occurred…    Read More…

Does my child have autism? This autism symptoms checklist comes in handy.

Does my child have autism?  This autism symptoms checklist comes in handy.

Wondering whether or not your son or daughter has autism? The following autism symptoms checklist (courtesy of Native Remedies) should help. While not every characteristic will be seen in each individual, when 50% or more are observed on a consistent basis, it is worth consulting a medical professional: Social Difficulties: Lack of eye contact, facial…    Read More…