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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 via the button 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! 

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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!

Visit our Youtube channel to view more videos from our Goulburn Murray region including stories by Autistic students, principals and our I CAN Network  Mentors. 

Join us on social media via the links below, sign up to our newsletter or write to us directly for any enquires. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Northern Victoria



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