Jim Taylor is presented with his award

NAS Lifetime Achievement Press Release

It has taken me some weeks to come to terms with receiving this honour. To be nominated alongside colleagues with the capabilities and standing of Dr Jacqui Ashton Smith and Dr Luke Beardon, both of whom have inspired and motivated me for many a year, was a great honour in itself. But to be given the Award on the night both surprised and delighted me. I am so grateful to colleagues who nominated me,  the judges who made the final decision and to the National Austistic Society for this fantastic accolade. The evening in the Royal Hall in Harrogate was one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in all my time working in the field of Autism.

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“I was delighted and deeply honoured to receive news that I had been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAS Annual Awards ceremony in Harrogate in March. My thanks are due to those colleagues who nominated me and to the NAS Awards committee who have placed the nomination in the final three. For me, to be nominated alongside two good friends and colleagues like Jacqui Ashton Smith and Luke Beardon, is an honour in itself. Jacqui has been an inspiration and support for many years and I have really enjoyed working alongside Luke at national conferences in the last few years.

But a ‘Lifetime’? I’ve only just got here.”

Read all the other nominations for the Autism Professional Awards 2015.

The lifetime achievement nominations by the national autistic society

Read the press release about Jim’s nomination from the NAS here.