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I CAN Network currently has four main regions across Australia.  In Victoria, we have Greater Melbourne, Northern Victoria, Barwon, and South West we also offer programs right across Queensland. To enquire about becoming an I CAN School, contact our team via this button or contact one of our regional managers below.

greater melbourne

Our I CAN Network Greater Melbourne region offers face to face mentoring programs across the entire Greater Melbourne metropolitan area. 

Kristie Murden – Program Manager Greater Melbourne

Kristie joined I CAN Network as a Program Facilitator in May 2019, however she first began supporting I CAN in 2014 at an event for the Macedon Ranges Autism Support Group. In 2020, Kristie was responsible for delivering our pilot online mentoring program for parents, including Autistic parents. She is a Mum of three which includes a proudly Autistic son. 


Meet some of our I CAN Melbourne team members to learn more about the benefits of our program.

I CAN Network information for Greater Melbourne Schools

I CAN Network information for Greater Melbourne Schools from our I CAN Greater Melbourne team.

I CAN - Parent Night

Founder & CEO – Chris Varney presents a video highlighting the history and programs offered by I CAN Network.

northern victoria

I CAN Network offer programs in the Northern Victoria region (Sheppaton to Echuca and now Greater Bendigo). To enquire about becoming an I CAN School, contact our Northern Victoria, Program Manager Jak, meet her below:

jak silman – program manager

Prior to having children and later joining I CAN, I was publishing and developing my career as a visual artist. One of my personal highlights was being invited to attend the ceremony where local artist, the late Tate Adams AM, was named a Member of the Order of Australia, presented by the Governor of Qld at the time, Her Excellency, Penelope Wensley. During this time I also achieved two awards at the Swell Sculpture Festival: an artist award and the people’s choice award.
Over the last 6 years, I have turned my passionate focus from visual arts to neurodiversity. My three children are neurodivergent as am I, which I only found out 6yrs ago. My other interests include; Philosophy, history, sociology, theology, astrophysics, and I love travelling. I also love playing any kind of game, from table-tennis, volleyball and soccer, to card games, board games, jigsaws, puzzles… and escape rooms! 


Meet Rachael, her love of playing the trumpet gave her the strength to start living again after leaving school at Year 9 due to severe anxiety – What an inspiration!

Ryan - Goulburn Murray I CAN Talk

Meet Ryan who started the I CAN program as a Mentee in Year 10 at highschool and is now a I CAN Mentor.

i can showcase goulburn murray

Meet our Northern Victoria team, hear from students, parents and staff. Also take part in Tom’s quiz!


Our I CAN South West Victoria region offers face-to-face mentoring programs across Victoria’s South West Coast from Colac to Portland.  

Lauren BaudinetteRegional Manager South West

Lauren is proudly neurodivergent and an educator. Lauren has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. As an educator, Lauren has worked at Giant Steps Melbourne, ANZUK Melbourne and Merri River School Warrnambool. Lauren brings a strong skill set in delivering content for Autistic/ neurodivergent young people and will be a tremendous asset to the roll out of our I CAN School program in the South West (Camperdown to Portland). Contact Lauren: 

Introduction to I CAN South West

Thanks to Colleen and team at First Ladies Productions for putting together this wonderful, in-depth look at the work we do at I CAN South West.

i can showcase south west

Personally meet some of our I CAN Network South West Mentors.

I CAN South West: You Can't Ask That

I CAN South West mentors and mentees took on the ABC show ‘You Can’t Ask That’, tackling some of the biggest questions and misconceptions about Autism with honesty and humour.


Our I CAN Barwon and Central Highlands region offers face-to-face mentoring programs across Barwon and online programs across Central Highlands schools.

Barwon and Central Highlands is the newest region to host the I CAN Network, established at the start of 2021. It is rapidly expanding and managed by Amy Emons and a team of mentors and program facilitators. Amy is an accomplished secondary teacher and allied health professional. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in NSW, NT and Vic. As an educator, parent and being neurodiverse herself, Amy is a strong ambassador for the I CAN Network in schools, a setting she understands well. Amy’s key skills lie in stakeholder engagement and professional learning. She has worked hard to establish the I CAN Network across Barwon and Central Highlands and bookings for 2023 are filling up fast. Watch our Barwon I CAN School® testimonials below. 

BARWON/GEELONG – For all enquiries for our program in the Barwon region please contact our Program Manager: Amy Emons at:


Mel Vanderkley, Geelong High school’s Inclusion Coach gives her testimony about how she and her students have found the I CAN School® program.


I CAN School® AWETISM 22 Program Showcase – Presented by Aiden, Maddie & Cylan.


I CAN School® AWETISM 22 Program Showcase – Presented by Bella & Alex


I CAN School® AWETISM 22 Program Showcase – Presented by Bailey, Cherry, Brooke & Holly.



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