Autistic-led programs for young people & organisations

I CAN Network is Australia’s largest provider of Autistic-led group mentoring programs, training and consultancy. We have a 50% difference: half of our staff are Autistic. 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 students to have a voice

Kyla – Deputy Principal, Coburg North Primary School

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AWETISM 2021

In 2019, we hosted over 300 guests at ANZ Docklands. Then in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic we delivered our first virtual expo with almost 3000 registrations and over 550 schools nationwide.

This year, in 2021, it’s all about our Online and School programs. I CAN School programs will present their own program showcases to demonstrate each of their journeys so far. Our powerhouse National Online Mentoring Program which increased by 300% in 2020 will have its own Auditorium to deliver sessions on interest groups and give participants an opportunity to connect with like minded-people. We will feature our fabulous LGBTIQA+ staff and community, deliver support webinars and workshops with live Q&As, There will be a Scavenger Hunt, Leaderboard Challenge and prizes, take-home resources, quizzes and surveys. It’s time to celebrate Autistic young people and we hope you can join us to do so. READ MORE. You can view content from our 2020 AWETISM expo via our Youtube channel. 

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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 nationwide online group mentoring programs provide Autistic young people aged 8-22-yrs and neurodiverse students 9-12 yrs with a safe, supportive space to connect, share interests and discuss common experiences. 

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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Registrations are now open for our AWETISM 2021 virtual expo scheduled for Friday November 12th – 9am – 8pm AEDT. Visit our AWETISM 2021 page or click this register now button to find out more. We hope to see you there!
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online mentoring

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I CAN Network has increased the spaces available in our national online group mentoring program. We want to ensure our Autistic kids and teenagers experience connection, belonging and self-esteem during this period of extraordinary disruption. Our staff have been the young people we serve: Autistic young people are our top priority.

OUR SOCIAL IMPACt

Many Autistic young people have experienced education as a system which focuses on their challenges, not necessarily their strengths. I CAN mentoring programs change the paradigm: we leverage the strengths and interests of Autistic students to build their confidence. Our results suggest our approach is working.

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