AWETISM 22 – friday october 21st, 2022
9:3oam – 3:00pm AEST
AWETISM is our annual I CAN Network expo. It’s a free online event which showcases Autistic/neurodivergent students who are aware of their Autism diagnosis. Our expo, now in it’s eighth year, showcases the awe-inspiring talents of Autistic students by giving them a platform to present about their interests and unique skills. AWETISM 22 also provides opportunities for building meaningful career pathways for Autistic young adults. The event is our way of celebrating Autistic and neurodiverse young people and we hope you can join us!
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. In 2021, our I CAN School programs presented their own personal showcases to demonstrate their journeys so far. Our powerhouse National Online Mentoring Program which increased by 300% in 2020 had its own Auditorium which delivered sessions on interest groups and gave participants the opportunity to connect with like minded-people. We featured our fabulous LGBTIQA+ staff and community, delivering webinars and workshops. In 2022, the Scavenger Hunt, Leaderboard Challenge with prizes, take-home resources and all day live chat are back. You can view content from past expos via our Youtube channel.
Victorian Election Forum – Education professionals and students from I CAN will put the hard questions on inclusive education to the major and minor parties ahead of the November 2022 Victorian State Election.
Opportunities direct from potential organisations who specialise in recognising unique talent. Participants will be able to speak directly with these organisations who provide Autistic and neurodiverse inclusive workplace practices and cultures.
I CAN TALKS
Streamed live from ANZ Docklands, Melbourne, I CAN School® mentees and mentors will take the stage to deliver mini keynotes about their special interests. These talks will melt your heart and inspire you to be your true self.