Tom was born with a number of problems including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, Asbergers Syndrome, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia which could have isolated him from the community in which he lives but with the help of his adoptive parents and a close family unit of two brothers and two sisters he is well integrated into the local area community and the Grammar School which he attends. He is brilliant at caring for his very young brother. He is in a bell ringing team at a local church, does weekend work at a garden centre and does gardening for some villagers.He belongs to the Village History Group and is involved in setting up a web site for the group. He has a good knowledge of the area geology and archaeology. He is achieving well at school with special help and is working for his A levels.. He received a Lincolnshire Young Achievers award for his gift of fund raising. He is involved with various clubs at school and helps with a 'Jaguar Cars' computer racing group. He has also been selected to be on an inteviewing committee for choosing teaching assistants. Apart from what he has achieved it is his enthusiasm and willingness to help in any situation which has inspired me to nominate him. It would be a wonderful boost for a thoroughly good young man.