Skip Nav
Holiday For Kids
More Than 50 of the Best Gifts For 8-Year-Olds in 2018
Ellen DeGeneres
Move Over, Oprah! Ellen DeGeneres Has Her Own List of 15 Favorite Things For Fall
Gifts For Men
12 Gift Ideas For the Dad Who Says He Wants Nothing
Cats
31 Cats Sitting on Santa's Lap That May or May Not Be Poised to Attack
Babies
The Best Gifts For Infants in 2018

Teacher Writes Letter About Failed Test to Boy With Autism

A Boy With Autism Failed a Test and Got This Moving Letter From His Teacher

A sixth-grade boy with autism failed a standardized high school placement test, but that's not what left his mom in tears. That was all to do with a letter sent to her 11-year-old son Ben Twist from his teacher, Mrs. Clarkson.

The note was mailed from the UK special needs school to his mother Gail, who shared it on Twitter. In it, the sixth-grade educator stressed that "these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities."

Not only that, but she went on to list those skills and talents not captured on the exam, which included Ben's kindness, his growing independence, his ability to make and keep friends, and his propensity toward music.

"These are all of the things we measure to reassure us that you are always making progress and continuing to develop as a lovely bright young man," Clarkson concluded. "Well done, Ben. We are very proud of you."

From Our Partners
How to Save Your Marriage
Mom's PSA About Kids Not Wearing Coats in Winter
My Daughter Growls When She Gets Angry
I Won't Let My Kids Watch Gremlins
I Followed Through With Disciplining My Kids
I Don't Give My Kids a Toy Limit at Christmas
How We Celebrate the Holidays Without Religion
Why Parents Hate Candy Canes
Parenting Tips From Around the World
Family Holiday Traditions to Start
Gift Guide For 2-Year-Olds
From Our Partners
Latest Family
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds