Category Archives: autism

Ben Diagnosed with Covid-19, 7/23/20 By: Carole Norman Scott


We got the dreaded phone call yesterday telling us that our son, Ben, had been diagnosed with a positive Covid-19 virus test.  He lives in a large facility which has many different housing units (called cottages).  Ben’s unit houses 30 … Continue reading

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How the Covid-19 Pandemic Affects Us Visiting Our Son, Ben


By: Carole Norman Scott We usually visit Ben about every three months (since we’re both almost 82 and we live 4 hours from him).  April would be our next target date.  With this virus, and the “Shelter in place” orders, … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS—Another Visit With Ben After All! By: Carole Norman Scott–(Read previous “Everything Changes”)


    Because of Ben’s behavior episode at Christmas, we’ve had six months of wondering how and when we would ever be able to see him again.  SO, we made a change in our way of doing things, and went … Continue reading

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Describing Ben’s Living Facility To A Friend–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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Everything changes–Ben’s meltdown at Christmas! By: Carole Norman Scott


Everything changes…we have been blessed to have our fifty-six year old autistic son, Ben, be able to come home several times a year for week-long visits for 43 years.  Several other times a year, we visited him in Conway and … Continue reading

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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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