Normally, as a mother of a child with autism, you have to proceed with a type of emotional wall built up in order to protect your child from the harshness of the world. In addition to the wall parents have to build, the child has to go through difficulties themselves. Many children who struggle with autism, also struggle with their grades at school. 11-year-old Ben Twist is one of them.
Ben’s mother, Gail, got a huge surprise when her son’s school sent home a letter after he failed his SAT tests.
Gail was expecting the letter to state that he needed to really reassess his work and try again, but instead, it said something much different. Ben Twist was given a boost of confidence despite his test score results, all thanks to the kind educators at the Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College, a school designed specifically for students with special needs, in St. Helens, Merseyside.