"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.
I’ve come down with an early case of the “Bah Humbugs” this year.
Last Tuesday my sister Connie had to have a surgery.
Here's what really gets to us about the holiday season. It's not the way advertisers assault us, though that's troubling.
By the time you read this, I will have returned from a week’s vacation in Florida with my family.
Schedule-based living, however, can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, a schedule orders the day, the expectations, and is comforting to Madison who has difficulty with transitions....
The search for a postsecondary program for a student like Cameron is not much fun. It’s actually pretty awful.
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