"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.
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.”
I attended a focus group this week. A new venture is being developed with the intent of providing a unique six to nine-month internship experience for young adults with disabilities.
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