James Scally is 22 years old. He studied Sports and achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Sports along with a range of other Sports industry related qualifications. James has an Autistic Spectrum Condition. James has been volunteering for SJD Coaching in Rotherham for a few years and also coaches football, all of which he has organised himself. James has now started an Apprenticeship at a school in Rotherham too. We are very proud of him and his achievements.

Joseph Brown is 19 years old. He is on a Supported Internship Programme and is currently following a Motor Vehicle course with a particular focus on spraying and finishing. Joseph has had a very successful work experience placement at a Motor Vehicle spraying and finishing garage in Doncaster but Joseph really wanted a work experience placement in his home area. Joseph did some research on local spraying garages and we supported him to secure a two day a week work placement at this garage, which he will continue with through to the end of his Supported Internship Programme.

Lara Allan is 19 years old and left Communication Specialist College in July 2015. Lara left college with a Level 2 Beauty Therapy Qualification. When Lara started college she had not been in formal education for some time and was very anxious and lacked confidence when communicating with unfamiliar people. Throughout her time in college, Lara's confidence grew and she engaged in an external work placement, providing beauty therapy treatments to cancer patients at a well being centre in Doncaster. Lara has now secured a paid job as a Support Worker with Sense and we are very proud of her. This is a great achievement for Lara.

James Pearson is 20 years old and left Communication Specialist College in July 2015. James is a young man with an Autistic Spectrum Condition. James started College in September 2013 and found managing social communications and managing everyday situations difficult. James was always interested in IT and achieved a whole host of qualifications in IT during his time at Communication Specialist College Doncaster. During his transition planning sessions, James identified that he would like to go to University to further his education and now James is at the Grimsby Institute doing an Fdsc in Computing Technology. James passed his first year with a first average and is on track to complete his three year degree successfully.

Ellie Harper was selected by Channel 4 as a Rising Star, following her attendance at a C4 Pop Up Event in Doncaster. In January 2017 Ellie went to Channel 4 in London for a work experience day, which she really enjoyed and now Ellie has a real enthusiasm for the media industry and a clearer focus of the direction she wants her career to go in.