Quarriers staff team think that James is an inspiration due to the many challenges he has overcome with Autism. Despite the difficulties James experiences with Autism he has achieved his ASDAN Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and has progressed to his Silver. This demanded that James be competent in the necessary survival skills in camping outdoors, orienteering ,reading route maps and team work.. James has also reached competition level with a local charity Chariots of Fire which teaches young people with additional support needs Pony Driving. James does not allow his disability to hold him back and sees himself very much an equal to his peer group with the same hopes, fears and aspirations for the future. James is an exceptionalyl polite young man who puts the needs of others before himself for example he provides a mentoring role to his friend who is undertaking a physical fitness programme to lose weight. James will be 18 years of age in March and will be moving on to Adult Services. We as his Quarriers staff team and in agreement with his family feel that he desrves to be recognised for what he has achieved and that should he be successful in the nomination it would be a fitting way to acknowledge his achievemnts and help him to move forward in life with hope for the future and an experience he will never forget. It is quarriers way of saying thank you James you have inspired those who have been part of your life.