John Scott Holman



"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.

Post Traumatic Poetry

Chaos is comforting for those who carry the deep psychic scars of long and unspeakable battles. 

Executive Dysfunction

"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.

Go Home Sailor

I've recently experienced enormous grief and loss. This poem is my way of expressing it.

A Life-Threatening Case of ADHD

Seemingly overnight, Ritalin gained a permanent place in the classroom, becoming as common as book bags and sack lunches. 

Love Yourself First: Part II

He had orphan eyes. For the moment, they were closed. I liked watching Sergey sleep.