Richard Howlin PhD

Asperger Syndrome and Developing Minds 





                                                      PRESENTATIONS IN 2017

  • June 8th 7pm:  Childhood & the Neurobehavioral Effects of Screen Use                                                       Center for Daily Living. Northville, Michigan
  • Sept 15th 11am: Joseph Sardony and the Exceptional Mind                                                                              Whitehall Public Library, Whitehall, Michigan
  • Oct 6th 9am: Autism: Transitions into Adulthood                                                                                                  Michigan Rehabilitation Services Training. Lansing Center, Michigan                                                                              

Presentation Topics              

  • Suffering: Psychological & Spritual Perspectives
  • William Blake & the Creative Mind
  • Autism: Adolescent Readiness & Social Integration       
  • Autism & Culture (February 2018, London)

                                       1620 Commerce Park Drive   Suite 100                                                                                                                                      Chelsea, MI  48118                                                                                                                                                          Tel 734 475  6070                                                                                                                                                                           




Richard K. Howlin

118 S Main Street

 Suite A

Chelsea, MI 48118

(734) 475-6070




Date of Birth:  9/3/1954

Birthplace: London

License 6301006732 (Psychology-Michigan)




  • Secondary:   Our Lady and St Anselm School : London 
  • 1984 Diplom Psychologe     University of Munich
  • 1985 Bavarian State Scholar
  • 1990 Doctor of Psychology University of Munich



  •  1978-1986 Universitaet  Muenchen    Student Councilor  


  • 1986- 2001 Ann Arbor Public Schools- Psychologist & Intake Director      

                           Center for the Severely Emotionally Impaired


  • 1988-1999  University of Michigan-Visiting Lecturer & Professor


  • 1997-    Private Consulting Practice: The Chelsea Center for Autism, Chelsea, Michigan  


  • 2009-2010    Autism Consultant  Community Mental Health Services-Ann Arbor  


  • 2004- 2007 Asperger Syndrome Society of Michigan-Vice President 





Howlin, R. (1994). Vaeterliche Einfluss (The Father’s Influence):  Gerber Velag Munich    


Howlin, R. (2003).. Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence. In: L. Holiday-Willey (Ed.)    Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence. Jessica Kingsley. London    


Howlin, R. (2008).  A Manual for Adolescent Students with Asperger Syndrome.

 The Chelsea Center


Howlin, R. (2006). Asperger Syndrome and Executive Functioning during the Adolescent Period.  Autism Spectrum Quarterly. Vol. 2  November.


Howlin, R. (2006). Asperger Syndrome and Executive Functioning: Practical Implications.  Autism Spectrum Quarterly. Vol. 3  November.


Howlin, R. (2009) Brains that work a little differently, GAINS Quarterly.

 November 2009


Howlin, R. (2010). The Missing Piece. Psychotherapy Networker Magazine

Washington DC 


Howlin,R. (2012). The Madness of William Blake. New Psychology. November 2012.

New York


Howlin, R. (2014)  Asperger Syndrome and School Experience. The Autism Notebook, GA


Howlin, R (2015) (in prep) Living on the Edge: Harnessing the Creative Mind 




  • November 1987 The Role of Temperament in Childhood Disorders

Ann Arbor Public Schools Professional Development 


  • January 1988: Disruptive Behavior and Social Influence

Lakewood Day Treatment Center, Ann Arbor


  • April 1993: Social Understanding and Learning Disabilities:

Lakewood Day Treatment Center, Ann Arbor MI


  • April 1994: Behavioral Interventions for Behavioral Problems

The Project Ride Intervention in Adolescence.: US Department of Education

The Marquette School System. Michigan


  • May 1994: Social and Emotional Learning Disabilities

Counsel for Exceptional Children. Annual Conference

Grand Rapids Michigan


  • June 1995: Keynote: Social Understanding in Children with Math Disabilities

Association for Teachers of Severely Emotionally Impaired Children

Annual Conference, Lansing Michigan


  • May 1996 Asperger Syndrome: Identifying Children and Adults

      University of Michigan. Ann Arbor MI 


  • September 1997: Right Hemisphere Disorder and NLD: Neuropsychological Profiles 

Ann Arbors Schools, School Psychologist Staff Development


  • April 1997 Treating and Supporting Asperger Syndrome

       Irish Autism Society, Annual Conference. Tullemore Ireland


  • June 1998 Keynote: Mapping the Minds of Children:

Annual Conference for the Association of Teachers for the Severely Emotionally                           Impaired. Lansing, Michigan


  • April 2001: Childhood Depression: Biology, Environment and Treatment

      Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference, Grand Rapids MI


  • June 2002: Temperament und Verhalten: University of Munich, Abteilung der Klinischen Psychologie,. Munich Germany.


  • September 2002: Non Verbal Learning Disabilities: Identifying at risk

      Taylor Public Schools, Department of Special Education Michigan


  • June 2003: Asperger's Children: What Parents Need to Know

      Irish Autism Society Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland


  • March 2003: Asperger Syndrome and NLD: Two Separate Disorders?

      Hillingdon School for Autism, London UK


  • June 2003: The Neurobiology of Autism. The Enigma of White Matter Theory 

      University of Michigan Autism in Perspective Conference. Ann Arbor MI 


  • July 2004 Asperger Syndrome and Temperament Variation: Department of Social Psychology Brunel University, London


  • November 2008: Therapeutic Social Groups: A New Resource For Students with Asperger Syndrome Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor,


  • June 2009: Use of the Millon Adolescent Multiaxial System in Treatment Planning for Children with Depression: Ann Arbor Inservice


  • April, 2009: Educational Intervention and Support for Adolescents with Autism

      Northern Michigan Autism Society Conference


  • April 2010 Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom Allen Park Public Schools, Michigan.

       Special Education Training


  • January 2010: Supporting University Students with Special Needs.

      University of Michigan, Department of Student Support Services


  • March 2010: The Missing Piece: Asperger Syndrome in Intimate Relationships

      Psychotherapy Networker Annual Conference. Washington DC


  • May 2010 Keynote: Supporting University Students with Asperger Syndrome:                                                                                    Michigan State University- Annual Statewide Special Needs Support Conference


  • June 2013: The Neurobiology of Autism and Adult Adaptation. Michigan Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference .Michigan


  • November 5th 2015: The Neurobiology of Suffering. Catholic Diocese Seminar “Hearts and Minds” Chelsea, MI


  • April 2016: Keynote: Autistic in an Autistic World. Michigan Rehabilitation Services- East Lansing Michigan


  • June 2016. Keynote: Autism: Beyond Biology: Society and Genotype. Michigan Rehabilitation Services Conference. Ann Arbor MI


  • September 2016. (In planning) Creativity and Madness. Psychoanalytic Society London  UK