AWETISM 2020 VIRTUAL EXPO: STUDENT PRESENTER – DO YOU HAVE A UNIQUE PASSION, THEORY OR SKILL YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
A cornerstone of all of our work at I CAN is the importance of celebrating Autistic passions and interests. These are the things that bring us joy, comfort and allow the world to see what Autistics CAN do. In the coming days we will be announcing the details of our AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo (scheduled […]
As Thomas, a longtime I CAN mentee-now-mentor explains, “The more people who hear positive things about Autism when they are young, the better chance we have of building a world that is inclusive.” It is never too soon to introduce children to respectful representations of Autism and to showcase Autistic voices. Below are some of […]
“All Queer (LGBTIQA+) Autistic young people need mentors and communities that they can turn to for guidance and support. This is why I’m so happy to be mentoring alongside Sam and Madi and sharing a webinar with Shadia and Sam. It is so important for young Queer Autistic people to hear different voices and experiences […]
We are very excited to announce the September groups for our Autistic-led online mentoring program. We cater to Autistic young people ages 9-20 years old across Australia and New Zealand. We know from years of supporting Autistic young people that having access to Autistic mentors and peers can be critical in helping build self-esteem, a sense of belonging […]
Many Autistics are “multiply neurodivergent” — that is, having more than one neurologically (brain)-based difference, such as being Autistic and having ADHD or being Autistic and dyslexic. Below are some insights and tips from young adults, members of our team with that lived experience.For our younger peers: * Knowledge is power! It can be really valuable to understand […]
As many of you may know, this April is Autism Awareness Month. Whilst it is wonderful that we have a month dedicated to raising awareness of Autism, Autistic advocates have highlighted the need to move beyond awareness to acceptance. This is why some people are referring to April as Autism Acceptance Month as opposed to […]