In September 2018 The Department for Education in South Australia asked Kirsty to be a key note speaker at a conference for parents who have children with disability. Her presentation was wonderful and inspiring. She was able to explore sensitive issues in a way that reinforced that collaboration between parents and educators is a basis for success for any child. She deftly touched on complex issues, unpacked key elements and made positive suggestions for the way forward. Immediately following her keynote participants were wanting more. I would recommend Kirsty as a speaker of great talent. Insightful, thought provoking and highly engaging.
I first met Kirsty through the blogging community about seven or eight years ago, and genuinely admire all that she has achieved in that time, particularly when it comes to advocating on behalf of individuals with special needs and their families. Having spent several years myself working within the disability sector, it is awesome to see Kirsty drawing attention to issues such as the challenges of parenting a child with special needs, and the importance of support and care for carers. A warm and friendly individual, Kirsty has a knack for creating content that is tailored to her audience’s needs, whether through the written or spoken word. As my millennial daughter would say, “10/10 would recommend”!
CatholicCare was looking to expand the range of services on offer to the community, particularly in supporting children and families with autism. We really needed someone to help us understand our vision and intention as well as plan and develop our ideas into something tangible. Kirsty was the right person.
She has significant experience and personal understanding in supporting families with special needs children so I found it really easy to explain what our needs were. Kirsty provided great input and as a result, we successfully ran Autism Information Sessions for the community where Kirsty was a guest speaker. She not only helped us develop and plan this event, she was part of the event too and the feedback was fantastic.
Kirsty also developed a social skills program for children aged 7-10 years. The finished program is high quality with a focus on attention to detail ensuring the needs of children and their families were met. I look forward to launching this program in the near future and also look forward to working with Kirsty again. She was timely, understanding, knowledgeable and professional.
Kirsty’s honesty and all important positivity was a gift to our members. Many ladies asked questions and I have received much positive feedback throughout the week from members of the group. All indicating how much they enjoyed, learnt and personally benefited from her presentation.