IWAS a Junior Cert student in your school. I have autism ADHD, ODD, and had an SNA. You told me so many times that I would never amount to anything and would fail my Junior Cert.
Well Sir, you took a year out before I got my results: H8 O2.
My family asked if I wanted to go out with my friends to celebrate. I said what I would like most would be to meet you, Sir, show you my results and try to get it out of my head, “You will never amount to anything and never pass your Junior Cert”.
I also have done my Leaving Cert and I hope to go to college.
The other teachers say I have matured into a lovely young gentleman, but when I try to sleep at night, it just keeps going round and round in my head, “You will never amount to anything.”
I am glad I proved you wrong and I hope you think twice before you pass judgment on another student, never mind a student who has special needs.
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