The eyes of the world are set to be on Katie Birch later this month when she makes her debut as one of the youngest keynote conference speakers at the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre.
She’ll be sharing the stage at the four-day event with high profile figures that include Dr Temple Grandin, internationally renowned speaker on autism from Colorado State University, Chrissy Meleady MBE, CEO of Equalities and Human Rights and Dr Carrie Grant, vocal coach, TV presenter and session singer.
The South Yorkshire Autism Fayre – which is now in its fifth year – has attracted a stellar line-up of speakers.
Katie Birch, a private client advisor in the wills and probate department at Graysons Solicitors in Sheffield, has been invited to speak on the importance of protecting assets for the benefit of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to ensure they have life-long care and protection.
She said: “Being invited to speak at such a prestigious event is an amazing privilege for me. Parents and carers want the very best protection and provision for children, young people and adults with SEND. I’ll be explaining the trust and will options available to address these issues and provide lifelong care.”
This year’s South Yorkshire Autism Fayre is set to take place virtually due to the pandemic and will be broadcast world-wide over the web. It is organised by Sparkle Sheffield and takes place from September 13 to September 16.