We are very, very excited to welcome supporters to our Awetism 2020 Virtual Expo on Friday, 20th November. You are in for a memorable day of Autistic passions, insights, panel discussions and opportunities to connect with our team and partner organisations. The purpose of this post is to briefly outline what you can expect on […]
We find that many of our student mentees start our Autistic-led mentoring program with a sense of shame toward being Autistic or being different. Often, they have internalised a deficits-based view of themselves. One of the approaches we’ve used over the years is showing students how to create an “I CAN Profile”: a tool in […]
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 […]