"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”—Dr. Seuss
John Scott Holman struggled with undiagnosed autism for nearly 25 years. His diagnosis has enabled him to embrace his individuality and move forward. He now writes (Wrong Planet, Autism Speaks, etc...) and speaks publicly about his life with autism, hoping to inspire greater understanding and acceptance. Links to more of his work can be found on his Facebook page.
Chaos is comforting for those who carry the deep psychic scars of long and unspeakable battles.
"Jeffi, where are we again?" I asked my sister. Her answer came slowly, as if I'd requested a brief description of quantum physics. "Wal-Mart," she said finally.
I've recently experienced enormous grief and loss. This poem is my way of expressing it.
Seemingly overnight, Ritalin gained a permanent place in the classroom, becoming as common as book bags and sack lunches.
He had orphan eyes. For the moment, they were closed. I liked watching Sergey sleep.
A pitiful drag queen was butchering “Cabaret” across the bar—her voice was about as smooth as her upper lip.
As a parent, you are a legal guardian. You're responsible for your child's welfare, education and health. As the parent of a child with autism, of course, you're also responsible for therapies...
As the founder of the Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (ASTEP), I hear from many parents about the struggles their adult children have obtaining ...
Imagine yourself to be a rookie cop, two years “on the road,” patrolling an average-sized town in America.
Imagine that you had a tremendous gift, one that could inspire a nation, raise autism awareness ...
These days, when one hears “Healthcare,” political strife is often the first thing that comes to mind.
These days autism appears to be the disorder du jour and headlines about the newest autism breakthroughs are everywhere. Sometimes filled with jargon or unfamiliar references,...
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