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Autistic-led services for young people & organisations

I CAN Network is Australia’s largest provider of Autistic-led group mentoring programs, training and consultancy. Our school and online mentoring programs empower 8-22-year-old young people with an ‘I CAN’ attitude. 

I CAN celebrates diverse thinking and provides the skills for autistic and neurodiverse students to have a voice

Kyla – Deputy Principal, Coburg North Primary School

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school mentoring 

We offer weekly one hour group mentoring sessions for up to 16 Autistic students in both primary and secondary schools. Our primary school program I CAN Imagination Club® is a non-Autism specific program and can engage a broad range of students aged 9-12 years who have big imaginations. 

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online mentoring 

Our Autistic-led online group mentoring programs provide Autistic and neurodivergent young people aged 8-22-yrs with a safe, supportive space to connect, share interests and discuss common experiences. 
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our staff know what it’s like to be that Autistic student finding their way.. So we deliver personal stories and insights to empower teachers, parents and peers to create environments where Autistic young people feel safe, understood and accepted.
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AWETISM 22

WHEN: Friday Octocber 21st, 2022 TIME: 9:30am – 2:30pm AEDT. This year the expo will be delivered both face to face at ANZ Docklands (Invite only due to capacity limits) and online via the vFairs platform with a focus on inclusive schools and employment. AWETISM is a free event which showcases Autistic/neurodivergent students who are aware of their Autism diagnosis.
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 21ST 9:30am – 2:30pm

In 2022, our AWETISM expo will be delivered both face to face at ANZ Docklands as well as online via the vFairs platform. It’s a free online event which showcases Autistic/neurodivergent students who are aware of their Autism diagnosis. Our expo showcases the awe-inspiring talents of Autistic and neurodiverse students  and this year our focus is on ‘inclusive schools’ and post-school pathways inviting partnering organisations and experts to speak directly to participants in regards to your future education and career opportunities. By registering you will be able to access the entire expo content for a further 4 weeks. (Until Nov 21st) For event details and to register click on the button below. We hope you can join us.

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OUR SOCIAL IMPACt

Our mentoring programs build a community around Autistic students which celebrates their individual strengths. The I CAN mentoring programs leverage the strengths and interests of Autistic students to build their confidence. Our results suggest our approach is working.

Our statistics also provide insight into the challenges Autistic young people face in school and beyond, and highlight the importance of programs that improve Autistic young people’s social connections and self-esteem.

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