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About autism45.wordpress.com

I am the mother of a fifty-six year old autistic son, and am happy to be a twenty-one year Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor. My blogs autism45 and lymphomainsights contain journals, poems, pictures, photography, letters, and other writings and insights pertaining to autism and lymphoma, and the spiritual growth we (my husband and I) have experienced from all. I hope you'll visit both blogs, and enjoy the pictures I've taken and the poems I've written too!

A “Bland” Diet for Ben!


To bring you up to date on the latest medical decisions that have been made for Ben at the facility where he lives…he had an EGD to check his Esophagus for ongoing Barrett’s syndrome  (pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus) on … Continue reading

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Autism: ‘Tis Still A Puzzlement: Christmas, 2017 By: Carole Norman Scott


       On Friday, December 22nd, my husband (79) made the 4 hour drive down to Conway, AR to pick our son, Ben (55), up for Christmas, and they drove the 4 hours back in a hard rain…but got … Continue reading

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Our 10-24-17 Visit With Ben


We drove to Conway, AR and took Ben out overnight at a hotel.  We all went out to dinner at Chili’s and he got his favorites…chicken fingers, mashed potatoes & gravy, and corn-on-the-cob!  Then, we went to McDonald’s and got … Continue reading

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Another Blessed Christmas–2016!


God answered prayer for Ben to have a calm and joyful Christmas with family–2016! Continue reading

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My Letter to a Friend Describing Ben’s Living Facility–April, 2001 By: Carole Norman Scott


In April of 2001, I was describing Ben’s Living Facility to a friend who lives in St. Louis and had never seen the place I was talking about.  Here is what I had to say, and I STILL feel this … Continue reading

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Ben’s Communications at age 15–1977, By: Carole Norman Scott


I was sorting through some “stuff” last night, and came across these communications that our autistic son, Ben, shared with us at age 15.  We didn’t think at the time that he talked very much, but in reading these comments … Continue reading

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A Recent Grand Mal Seizure 8-12-16…By: Carole Norman Scott


Ben was doing so well, but had a grand mal seizure on August 12th at his living facility. It lasted about 3 minutes, but they got him to the infirmary and kept him there for several days while they checked … Continue reading

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