Dan E Burns, Ph.D. (English), served as a writer-producer for Eastman Kodak Company, as a speechwriter for Diamond Shamrock Corporation/Maxus Energy, and as Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, teaching systems analysis.
In 1980 his third child, Benjamin, was diagnosed with autism. In Saving Ben: A Father’s Story of Autism, Burns chronicles his son’s regression as into autism and the struggle to restore his health. Burns teaches creative writing workshops. He is Contributing Editor, Age of Autism, focusing on the lifelong needs of the growing population of ASD adults. As proprietor of Appleseed Ventures, Dr. Burns is establishing a network of residential and vocational communities where young adults with autism can live, work, play, and heal.