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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 to help a child with autism that has anxiety

How to help a child with autism that has anxiety

A common problem for almost everyone with autism disorder, young or old, is anxiety. Because of the sensory, speech and social deficits in the autistic population, tasks that would be perceived as simple by others are a source of great frustration and anxiety to those with autism. Because of this fact, it is vital to…    Read More…

The day our son, Scott, broke through society’s limits

The day our son, Scott, broke through society’s limits

It was a beautiful day at Ford Field, a large park in our hometown of Livonia, Michigan. A small group of parents and middle school athletes gathered on a sunny October day for a cross country meet. It was a relaxed atmosphere, as parents gathered to meet with their friends. Other parents admired pets, and…    Read More…

The day a group of students with autism sang at a Detroit Tigers Game

The day a group of students with autism sang at a Detroit Tigers Game

This poem was written by our son, Scott Howse, who attended Burger School for Autism in Garden City, MI. The poem is about his experience with their school choir, which performed at a Detroit Tigers Game! Singing at the Stadium I was too little to sing at Tiger Stadium, but here I was. The national…    Read More…

10 inspirational autism quotes

10 inspirational autism quotes

Here are 10 of the best quotes that we could find about autism: “I have, throughout my private war, been a she, a you,a Donna, a me, and finally, an I….If you sense distance,you’re not mistaken; it’s real. Welcome to my world.” – Donna Williams, author of Nobody Nowhere

5 Great Apps for Children with Autism

5 Great Apps for Children with Autism

Are you looking for the most advanced learning and entertainment apps for your autistic child? If so, there are tons of great apps available that will keep your autistic child entertained through highly-specialized interaction developed to help your child deal with his or her special needs. By using apps designed for autistic children, you can…    Read More…