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Good News! Come celebrate. Rays of hope out there for all those with dyspraxics and auties.

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flyingmum Thu 25-Aug-11 12:08:10

Senior flyingboy has got a B yes a B for GCSE ART!!!!! This is the child who has the drawing skills of a 4 year old. We did put in lots of effort into his research and sketch book and he did chose 'everyday objects' which he used his old obsessions for - hoovers, toasters, washing machines. He took some really creative photos. And finally did his current obsession - hand driers.

You see it does have some advantages. But honestly, if anyone had told me 5 years ago that my son would get a good GCSE in art and another GCSE in Expressive Arts I would have laughed at them. I know it's not huge in the world of academia but it's lovely to have something to be really really proud of and be able to boast about a bit.

coff33pot Thu 25-Aug-11 12:13:30

Wow! Congratulations Flyingboy!! grin

I really am thrilled for you what an achievment! smile

And it is huge in the academic world he has used an obssession and turned it round to his advantage and that is something else. He could go into design from here purely by his obsession alone. Posts like this help bring us hope.

Its wonderful smile

starfish71 Thu 25-Aug-11 12:14:00

Fantastic! Well done flyingboy! You must be very proud smile

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Thu 25-Aug-11 12:15:14

No, I understand completely!
My Aspie has just got Bs and Cs in his GCSEs, and whilst it isn't the fistful of A*s that many are waving around, I'm delighted and so is he. smile
Well done to your boy, and to you. I know the work you have put in to enable him to succeed.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 25-Aug-11 12:22:11

Oh Fantastic news flying. Thank you so much for posting that.

And congratulations to MiniGoblin although I expect more MidiGoblin now he has letters.......

youpies Thu 25-Aug-11 12:23:09

Another ray of hope here, my dyspaxic DS has just got 2 c's 3 a's and 2 a*'s! He had previously sat English and got a D twice, they finally put the right measures in place for him and he got an A this time, so proud of him.

Well done flyingboy and junior goblin!

IndigoBell Thu 25-Aug-11 12:23:27

Well done to both of you and your boys.

Anyone else's DC got their results?

AlysWho Thu 25-Aug-11 12:29:12

Amazing-absolutely fabulous news!! You must be soooo proud. Can I ask what type of school setting he is/was in? Mainstream with support or other? x

coff33pot Thu 25-Aug-11 12:31:20

Well done MidiGoblin and youngyoupies!! grin

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Thu 25-Aug-11 12:32:59

Mine is mainstream, AS aware teachers in class, some flexibility and accommodations and extra time in the exams.
He hasn't hit anyone for over a year, so I reckon his behaviour management, socialisation and self control are A* grin
He's off to college and A levels now.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 25-Aug-11 12:39:59

fantastic news, well done to flying and goblins ds' smile

flyingmum Thu 25-Aug-11 12:47:37

Mine is in private special. He wouldn't have been allowed near Art in a mainstream! I think had he stayed in mainstream he would have done better academically - ie, taken GCSE for maths and English rather than Entry level but the pay off is the therapy and the fact he can now walk in a straight line!

AlysWho Thu 25-Aug-11 13:24:22

'had he stayed in mainstream he would have done better academically'
how so flying? my dd is unable 2 access mainstream because of her low ability levels academically and her anxieties socially. Although she needs a high level of support, she's always had the opportunity to access mainstream, even now at her SS, they integrate as much as is possible with the adjacent comprehensive.
Do you mean that his curriculum time was used up doing other things?
I'm just being nosey/ and am interested to hear other peoples experience!x

auntevil Thu 25-Aug-11 13:51:26

well done to flying, youpie and goblin - sounds like a bunch of solicitors! grin

Nothing wrong with the arts. Did you know that accountancy is an arts degree. I like to remind my DH of that when he comments on the slightly less academic arts degree that i have.

A big 'respect' for parents of the above who have obviously worked tooth and nail in supporting their DCs all the way to make sure they have the provision to be able to achieve.

WilsonFrickett Thu 25-Aug-11 14:04:24

Now that is bloody brilliant news! Well done all DCs and equally hard-working parents.

they finally put the right measures in place for him and he got an A this time - and that is why we fight so hard!

Great news grin

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 25-Aug-11 17:00:43

What an inspirational thread. Well done junior flying, young youpies and mini goblin. grin

cankles Thu 25-Aug-11 18:22:47

Well done to them all!! Such great news! x

insanityscatching Thu 25-Aug-11 18:24:48

Well done to all on this thread I selfishly posted ds's results on a separate one without checking first blush I was so thrilled for him grin

He even noticed it made me cry which was met with the standard "Aww Mutt!" smile

TheTimeTravellersWife Thu 25-Aug-11 19:17:36

That's lovely news! You must be so proud! Thank you for sharing with us; it is inspirational to hear success stories.

sphil Thu 25-Aug-11 19:43:14

Thats so lovely to hear.

siblingrivalry Thu 25-Aug-11 19:47:50

Lovely thread -well done!!

Chummybud1 Thu 25-Aug-11 20:50:56

Wooohooooo well done, fantastic, big hug sent your way.

Lougle Thu 25-Aug-11 21:08:51

Fantastic smile

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