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WEBINARS AND INSIGHTS
We share our Autistic insights through personal stories and professional development. Worldwide, we offer free webinars and online resources via our newsletter and social media pages. Since 2016, we have been running an annual campaign called Humans on the Autism Spectrum, through which we celebrate the personal stories and insights of Autistics in our network. In 2020, from April to mid-June, we showcased experiences, insights and advice from ten Autistic members of our team who are navigating post-school life, including TAFE, university, the workplace and community. Their stories contain messages which are relevant not only for younger Autistic peers but for anyone wanting to understand Autistic lived experience. We are proud to have partnered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme to deliver Humans on the Autism Spectrum: School Leavers.
You can also preview our series of seven webinars with accompanying tip sheets produced by Autistic young adults in our team – covering topics such as navigating young adult life; Autism and common co-occuring conditions like ADHD, anxiety and dyslexia; identifying as Autistic and LGBTIQA+; developing advocacy skills and more. We are so grateful to the Derpartment of Health and Human Services (Vic) for valuing Autistic voices and helping us deliver these insights to Autistic young people. We value your feedback. Click on this link to fill out a short EVALUATION FORM. Thank you for feedback and support.
HOW TO ACCESS I CAN PROGRAMS
We are very proud to be a national leader in providing Autistic-led mentoring (school-based and online) to Autistic young people in Australia, providing meaningful insights through our speakers and Autistic-informed professional development workshops. Here is a brief overview of our cornerstone programs and how families and schools can access them.
WEBINAR – I CAN CEO/Founder Chris Varney and three I CAN Mentors; Sam Rose, Caitlin Downie Kempson & James Cifuentes – provide details about four key Autistic-led services which we provide and how families and schools can access these programs in Australia.
NAVIGATING HIGH SCHOOL #1: TIPS FOR PARENTS AND CARERS OF AUTISTIC STUDENTS
Starting high school and navigating that journey is a major milestone which can be challenging for both the Autistic student and their family. The below tips (not exhaustive) reflect input from a team of Autistic young adults, along with Autistic and non-Autistic parents and teachers of Autistic high school students.
WEBINAR – Featuring I CAN Network CEO Chris Varney and his Mum Lisa Anderson. This webinar is the first of a series of seven videos to deliver insights for Autistic young people navigating high school.
NAVIGATING HIGH SCHOOL #2: TIPS FOR AUTISTIC STUDENTS FROM AUTISTIC ADULTS
Starting high school and navigating that journey is a major milestone which can be challenging for both the Autistic student and their family. These below tips reflect input from a team of Autistic young adults, along with Autistic and non-Autistic parents and teachers of Autistic high school students.
WEBINAR – Navigating high school. Authentic, heartfelt advice from four I CAN mentors – Patrick, Kyal, Caitlin and Jarod, who all graduated within the past few years.
LGBTIQA+ & AUTISTIC TIPS FROM YOUNG ADULTS
It is not uncommon for Autistics to also identify as LGBTIQA+. Young adult members of our I CAN team who have this lived experience offer their support and resources for young people who are forming their own identities and advice for the adults in their lives. Read our Tip Sheet or watch the Webinar discussion below.
WEBINAR – Hear from I CAN Autistic and LGBTIQA+ team members; Sam, Christian and Shadia who offer authentic advice for like minded teens and young adults.
We are so grateful to the Department of Health and Human Services (Vic) for valuing Autistic voices and helping us deliver these insights to Autistic young people. We value your feedback. Click on this link to fill out a short EVALUATION FORM. Thank you for feedback and support.
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