Howard Buten, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Adam Shelton
Center in Paris, and divides his time between Paris and New York.
He also practices two other professions: as a performing artist in
Europe, he is the theatrical clown-mime Buffo, and he is the author
of seven novels published in France. His first novel, Burt,
was also published in the United States in 1981, and was
republished here in 2000 asWhen I Was Five I Killed
"[Buten's] approach to autism is eclectic, nondogmatic and
practical: if it works, he does it. ... Imaginative play, humor and
inventiveness sparked unexpected breakthroughs."