Daniel is an exceptionally talented, caring, resilient young person who has coped in difficult circumstances throughout his life to manage his autism diagnosis as well as pave a successful future for himself in society. Daniel has demonstrated a level of achievement and success in his personal life that many young people with a similar additional need have sadly (for whatever reason) struggled to achieve. He has done this, I feel, as a direct result of his determination, personal interest to achieve and develop and keenness. Daniel is an avid sports man and has demonstrated his very high level of talent in long distance/med distance running, tennis and in mentoring other younger people who are also interested in sport, healthy living. He is a great role model to others because he has a high level of patience, especially towards children/YP that are in need. Partly this may be because he is an older sibling to a younger brother who also has significant disabilities (autism) and partly because his desire to academically, and socially achieve has been an important feature in his life. Daniel likes to give 150% to everything he does, he sets himself goals to achieve and he works very hard to achieve them. I feel Daniel has personally shone through the difficulties he faces and really stands out as a role model for any other young person or adult who has autism - that as he has done - they can also achieve, and boundaries in lfie can be overcome!!