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Unashamed boasting thread :-)

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My DS2 (14, ASD, 20 hour statement) has just come home with an achievement award. He was the best in his year at IT last year. That's out of 240. He'll get it presented to him at an achievement evening next week along with the rest of the award winners from each year for each subject, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (and their parents.)

They do two awards for each subject for each year, achievement and aspirational, the second is for the most improved or best achievement despite adversity etc. If anything I'd have expected him to get the second one, so I'm a bit gobsmacked, really. grin grin grin

moosemama Fri 18-Oct-13 19:13:32

I won't - shouldn't even be looking at the screen, but am so bored. Can't read, can't watch tv and it's wearing thin after three days. I have the brightness turned down to it's very lowest setting, so everything looks a bit shady. grin

PMed you, moose. As I said in the PM, don't watch with a migraine.

What's that, Polter? I didn't say anything... <whistles>

PolterGoose Fri 18-Oct-13 18:45:48

I heard you grin

moosemama Fri 18-Oct-13 18:36:52

Ds wants to know what your ds's youtube channel is called now so he can check it out. grin Pm me if you're happy to pass on the details. smile

It does seem to be an ASD, 'thing.' (Whispering in case Polter hears.) wink

moosemama Fri 18-Oct-13 17:23:12

Sorry I'm so late, but congratulations to your ds. smile

We had parents evening last night and ds1's form tutor told us ds constantly amazes both him and the year 11s in his form by talking about computers on a level none of them understand. grin

Glad your DS2 is being relatively well behaved, Ninja. smile Options this year, gulp.

Thanks! I put it on Facebook and got 'likes' from his special school teacher and the headteacher from when he was 3-5 yo! He used to 'help' them on the computer back then. grin Also a 'like' from his current lead TA ( who I'm FB friends with because we used to work together) and she was taking all the credit! wink

NoHaudinMaWheest Thu 17-Oct-13 21:32:32

Well done to your Ds.

Galena Thu 17-Oct-13 20:47:54

Sorry, late to this. Well done EllenDS!

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 17-Oct-13 16:21:09

ds2 ellen? Well, I haven't had an email from his tutor in a while so he's doing ok grin he likes the minecraft videos on youtube too hmm

Chottie Thu 17-Oct-13 05:41:44

How fantastic! thank you for sharing your news smile

IHaveA Thu 17-Oct-13 00:04:11

I love threads like this. grin

I am so pleased for your son and you.

wetaugust Wed 16-Oct-13 23:55:03

the rule that if you've met one DC with ASD, you've met one DC with ASD.

I shall remenber that rule - it's very apt!

Your DS is the exception that proves the rule, Polter! Actually, he proves the rule that if you've met one DC with ASD, you've met one DC with ASD. smile

Congratulations to your son! That's great news. grin

PolterGoose Wed 16-Oct-13 23:46:08

Mine's the complete opposite wet and has a flair for language and writing which I think pisses off parents of NT kids equally because of course he shouldn't be good at this. You're damned if you do, damned if you don't.

DS1 and DS3 are maths wizards! DS2 is good at maths but second set, not top set. Still his best subject, I thought, but maybe IT after all. I thought IT was a bit dominated by Microsoft Office packages, but perhaps it's improved. DS2 has quite a following on YouTube. He downloads (uploads?) videos of himself playing some obscure game called TouHou. I have no idea how...

wetaugust Wed 16-Oct-13 23:37:50

They seem to be genetically hard-wired to be good at IT.

Used to love it at parents evening when all the parents of NT kids used to grind their teeth at DS's Maths prowess grin

PolterGoose Wed 16-Oct-13 23:35:54

Fab news grin

grin I'm really rather chuffed, as it's so unexpected. He's not amazingly intelligent, but IT has always been his 'talent.' (He can't fly. wink )

wetaugust Wed 16-Oct-13 23:09:57

Excellent - congratulations to mini-EJ.

Isn't it great that so many of our kids with SNs actually excel at school despite the odds.


Love it, AYC, and your Halloween NN. I felt the same when DS2 skipped lunch and went to the sweet shop on the way home and spent his lunch money on an enormous bag of Skittles! I was just delighted for his life skills and gumption. grin

OoozingCervix Wed 16-Oct-13 22:10:01


I meant to first say Hurrah for your DS and his fabulous IT skills.

before adding my own slightly twisted boast.

OoozingCervix Wed 16-Oct-13 22:08:18

DD2 got caught by the police drinking cider in the park.

I shook my head and sadly told her I was very disappointed in her behaviour.........

while secretly shouting 'HURRAH! SHE'S NORMAL!!!!!!'

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