This School’s Note to a Boy With Autism Moved His Mother to Tears
“They are important and you have done so well but Ben Twist is made up of many other skills and talents that we at Lansbury Bridge see and measure in other ways,” says Mrs. Clarkson in her letter. She then proceeds to outline and list all of the qualities that Twist possesses. His mother, Gail, was brought to tears by the words of her son’s teacher. The internet soon caught wind of Gail’s tweet, and many have been tweeting their support – 3,600 retweets and 7,000 likes and counting.
In tears. A letter to my 11 yr old autistic son from his school. "These tests only measure a little bit of you" pic.twitter.com/e9OPECidxX— Gail Twist? (@gailtwist) July 9, 2016
@elebelfiore Wow. What a special school. I live in hope that our vision for what education should be mirrors such an approach.— Amanda Coles (@colesamanda) July 9, 2016
The overwhelming response, from both Mrs. Clarkson and people around the world, are well-deserved for young Twist. We can all learn a lesson from Mrs. Clarkson: The passions and qualities that make each of us unique and who we are ultimately outweigh any grade or score we will ever receive.
in light of all of these heartbreaking stories, Ben just provided the smile i needed!!! ?????????— Marcus Anthony (@taharka32) July 9, 2016