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…

Scott describes his experience performing in a talent show

Scott describes his experience performing in a talent show

Every time I started a new song, it sounded terrible. Nobody would want to listen to me. If we had had a dog at the time, it would have probably howled and left the room. It was that bad. I was starting to play the piano, and I didn’t even know when I was playing…    Read More…

Scott describes his first days with a tutor

Scott describes his first days with a tutor

This free-form poem was written by our son, Scott Howse. It describes his first day with a very determined, talented tutor named “Cathy,” who we will be forever indebted to for her help! TRYING TO ESCAPE Running from front to back yard Afraid she would touch me I never wanted to be touched She wouldn’t…    Read More…

Scott describes the day he ran 13 miles and got lost

Scott describes the day he ran 13 miles and got lost

Here’s a poem written by our son, Scott, about the day when he ran over 13 miles and got lost in the process. The Longest Run The Bruce Rail Trail Five miles, they said Just five easy miles We’ll meet you at the checkpoint Here it is They went away, left me to run Didn’t…    Read More…

What is it like to grow up with autism?

What is it like to grow up with autism?

This poem was written by our autistic son, Scott. It covers his reflections on growing up as an autistic child in our home. Growing up with Autism Hard. So Hard for my parents Had to put up with me Heard me scream. Over and over So frustrated. Couldn’t get it out Slow starting with language…    Read More…