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About autism45

I am the mother of a fifty-eight year old autistic son. My blog, autism45, contains journals, poems, pictures, photography, letters, and other writings and insights pertaining to autism and the spiritual growth we (my husband and I) have experienced from it all. I hope you will visit my blog, and benefit from all I have shared...all that has happened through the years. Take your time, and come back again and again. God bless you and yours!

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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Ben’s Memory–He NEVER forgets anything!


An amazing thing happened when Ben was home.  I was looking at his picture scrapbook with him (the same one that he used to flip through so rapidly you wondered if he was even looking at the pictures).  This time … Continue reading

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Good News About Ben’s Health


Just had another BIG blessing from the Lord. Ben has had Barrett’s Syndrome (a pre-cancerous condition) in his esophagus for over 10 years, and they check it by endoscope every two years. When they did the scope on March 10th, … Continue reading

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Ben’s “Outburst” at age 11–Still living at home–By: Carole Norman Scott


Ben…eleven years old (and getting big and strong), and his little brother, Johnny (6) on their 1st day of school (Ben went to a special school)! February 17,1973   I found this in reading back through my journals about Ben.  This … Continue reading

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A 2015 Christmas Blessing by Carole Norman Scott


We just experienced another Christmas Blessing having Ben home with us for a week.  He looked good and healthy, and was calm, happy, and “with-it”!  We couldn’t ask for more.  We got him cleaned up and trimmed the evening my … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON BEN’S HEALTH–8/15/15


Blessings to all!  I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been dealing with sinus/flu, etc. Ben is to have a Colonoscopy this coming Thursday (Aug. 20th, 2015). UGH! Please pray with us that all goes well for him. He has … Continue reading

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AN OVER-NIGHT VISIT WITH BEN 4-3-15


I just got back from a trip to Conway, AR (from Tulsa) to take our son, Ben (52 yr. old) out overnight for a visit.  Because of other obligations, it wasn’t possible to bring him home this time, so we … Continue reading

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Giving My Testimony


I was given the opportunity to give my Christian Testimony concerning Autism last Tuesday (March 10th) at the Tulsa Women’s Connection #1.  What a joy!  I pray the Lord will take what was shared and use it in a mighty … Continue reading

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New Med Working–A Calm Respite


We just had Ben’s yearly staffing meeting on Thursday 2/19/15. They are so organized at the Center where he lives, and had a staff person from every area of his life to tell us how he was doing.  The GOOD … Continue reading

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