As published on Examiner.com
The concept for a unique online autism community has been born. Shortly it will be introduced to the general community. Rarely do I run into someone who so completely and thoroughly understands the full magnitude of what this ‘soon to be unveiled’ community will offer, not only to individuals on the spectrum and their families, but also to the collective “whole”. John ‘Scotty’ Holman is one such individual. The following is an excerpt of a conversation we had earlier this evening…..here is what Scotty had to say:
“Why is Autismbrainstorm.org a unique concept? It is utterly without precedent. The concentrated inspiration of so many extraordinary minds has never fueled a project of this nature.
This will not be a mere compilation of regurgitated information; it will be a place of true discovery, an online factory of knowledge, where passionate minds gather to explore create, and debate. It will be a virtual think tank and a thriving community charged with the collective passion of all who wish to decipher the mystery of autism… and of humanity as a whole.
In addition, it will be a gathering place for individuals who may struggle with the often isolating impact of autism spectrum disorders. We will provide an opportunity for healing, enlightening, and entertaining social interaction within a virtual environment, easily accessible from the comfort of one’s own home.
Although individuals as influential and respected as Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. Robert Naseef and Sean Swindler (Director of Community Program Development and Evaluation for the Kansas Center For Autism Research and Training) are heavily involved, we are not interested in an environment of elitism or exclusivity. Any individual impacted by autism will be warmly invited to join us, not merely as passive guests, but as integral players shaping the growth, development and trajectory of a communal adventure which not only reaches out…. but also reaches in.”
~John ‘Scotty’ Holman
Creative Content Architect for AutismBrainstorm.org
Posted by John Scott Holman on January 27, 2012
Thanks you so much Kerry Magro! Kerry listed my page among the top 25 Autism Awareness Fan Pages. I’m thrilled and honored!
Posted by John Scott Holman on January 25, 2012
Posted on autismafter16.com
John says, “I don’t know that I’ve ever poured so much emotion into my writing as I did in parts I and II of my new article “Love Yourself First.” I’m exhausted! Hope you guys like it! “
Posted by John Scott Holman on January 21, 2012
I was interviewed for a radio show about sex and autism. I haven’t listened to it yet. I’m scared…
Posted by John Scott Holman on January 17, 2012
”If you want to contribute something meaningful to the world, you must start by rejecting the influence of all prevailing opinions. You will be called a rebel, a lunatic, a blasphemer; but if you stand by your convictions, empowered only by a big dream and a little faith… you may one day be called a genius.” – John Scott Holman
While we work hard to get this site up and running, we’ll post some of John’s favorite quotes!
- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas Edison
- We think of ourselves as controlling our behavior, willing our actions into being, but it’s not that simple. It’s as if over time, we leave parts of ourselves all around us, which in turn, come to shape who we are. – Alix Spiegel
- You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. – Johnny Cash
- A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. – Bob Dylan
- Whether your disabilities left you outcast, bullied, or teased, rejoice and love yourself today, cuz baby, you were born this way! – Lady Gaga
- The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. -Albert Einstein
- Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
- The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. – Albert Camus
- You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Lao Tse
- After all, the really social people did not invent the first stone spear. It was probably invented by an Aspie who chipped away at rocks while the other people socialized around the campfire. Without autism traits we might still be living in caves. – Temple Grandin.
- I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life – Tony Attwood
Posted by John Scott Holman on January 11, 2012
Welcome to JohnScottHolman.com!
We are still in the midst of design and creation. Feel free to look around while we do so!
Posted by John Scott Holman on January 8, 2012