"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.
Over the last year or so I’ve talked to parents who have children that have been newly diagnosed with ASD.
Whenever I share stories of my family's experience with Willie's aggressive and self-injurious behavior, I'm always concerned that the accounts will seem over the top to some ...
With April being Autism Awareness Month, everyone is getting into the spirit of helping out when it come to this cause.
I was recently asked to host a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that provides employment services for adults with mental illness, addiction or autism.
If you’ve ever read a column I’ve written before, you probably know that I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out where my son will go and what he will do ...
I wanted to take some time in my column this week to commend the job being done by the Wall Street Journal in covering the topic of employment and autism.
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