Ryan was disgonised at the age of 4 with a Speech and Language disorder and he falls within the autustic spectrum, he has a statement of SEN. and is in receipt of DLA, he is a youth who has struggled through out his school and social life but has proved to be very able to achieve beyond expectation in many fields including sports. he has represented his School and ATC Sqn at Swimming, he assists in teaching very young children swimming at the local Swiming Club . He took part in the County Youth Games last year and has been selected to do so again this year. Ryan is also involved in Scouting and was selected to go to to the WSJ 2011 in Sweden as a member of the County contingent , he achieved his Gold Chief Scouts Award this year and has moved on to Explorer Scouts. Despite his disability he enjoys life especially when taking part in sport or helping with sport . He is looking to take a sports leadership course as part of his educational qualifications over the next 2/3 years. Ryan also has a keen interest in poultry, he has Chickens and Turkeys and uses local farmers markets to sell the eggs which raises money for his scout group and his WSJ funds. Ryan is a very active young person and a shining example of a young person living with a disability.