Gail Twist is a mom of three and one of her children, Ben, has autism and epilepsy.
Ben is 11-years-old and attends Lansbury Bridge School & Sports College. Like most schools, Ben’s school has standardized testing. Though Ben’s test results weren’t great, his teacher wanted him to know the test only measure a little bit of him.
Gail posted on Twitter about the teacher’s letter to Ben, and it took off on the internet.
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
So far, her tweet has received 11,891 likes, 5,894 retweets and 585 comments.
The contents of the teacher’s letter really hit home with Gail, and left her in tears. Read the full letter below:
I don’t know about you, but my favorite kind of teacher is one just like Mrs. Clarkson.
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