I CAN ONLINE

Our Autistic-led online mentoring programs offer safe, supportive spaces where Autistic young people can connect with I CAN Mentors and peers to share interests and common experiences. To express your interest for 2022 please complete our ‘Expressions of Interest’ via the button below, download our flyer or contact us at online@icannetwork.com.au.

Please note our program is now full for 2021. 

We do fun activities and just support each other. It’s like another family.” 

Nick, Online Mentee 

online GROUP mentoring

We offer online group mentoring programs for 8 – 22-year-old Autistic people. Our programs have proven to build confidence and social connection in a safe environment. Autistic young people are able to be themselves and are met with acceptance, not judgement. The online group mentoring program meets young people where they are at and endeavours to provide a safe space where a young person can be themselves.

WHAT WE OFFER

I CAN Groups- 8-22 years old

I CAN Groups are designed for Autistic children, teens & young adults and cover numerous topics including but not limited to: self esteem, change, transitions, Autistic identity, self-care, relaxation, stress, strengths and many more topics that change on a rotating basis. These groups offer a safe space for participants to connect with peers who they can relate to due to shared experiences.

I CAN IMAGINATION CLUB-8-12 years old

I CAN Imagination Club® offers a safe, engaging environment where Mentees are encouraged to recognise and celebrate their own strengths. Participants do not need a diagnosis of any sort in order to join and benefit from the I CAN Imagination Club®. They are invited to take part because of their ‘big imaginations’ and we do not explicitly discuss Autism. All topics will be covered in an age-appropriate way and may include but are not limited to: belonging, self-esteem, self-care, social groups, interests, sensory needs, change and transitions. This is most suited to those in their primary school years.

I CAN Special Interest Groups (Topics Vary)- 8-22 years old

I CAN Special Interest Groups are designed for Autistic children, teens & young adults to connect to peers and mentors with the same special interest and share these passions and shared experiences with others in a safe and fun environment. The content will be based on the special interest chosen and the content changes on a rotating basis to cater for ongoing participation across the year.

I CAN LGBTIQA+ 13-22 years old

I CAN LGBTIQA+ is designed for Autistic teens and young adults who identify as LGBTIQA+ (including those who are questioning). This group offers a safe space for participants to connect with peers and mentors who can relate and explore topics including, but not limited to: Autistic & Queer identity, pronouns, Queer culture, belonging,gender, sexuality, social connections, self-care, emotion regulation and sensory needs.

Please see our KEY DETAILS pdf. for more information or email us at: online@icannetwork.com.au

All I CAN Mentors and staff have completed our child protection training and hold current Working With Children Checks or Blue Cards. 

WHEN

6 x 1 hour sessions

The cycles dates for 2021:

Cycle 6: 25th Oct – 9th Dec  – FULL 

We regret to inform you that our program for 2021 is now full. You can experience our online program first hand at our upcoming AWETISM Expo, November 12th. We hope to see you there. 

The cycles dates for 2022:

how

Participants join a live video conference via  ‘Zoom’. You will gain instant access to the video conference by clicking on each Zoom session link we provide you after you have completed the registration process.  

price 

$270 AUD for 6 x sessions

*NDIS Self-Managed or Plan Managed participants can be accepted. I CAN Network Ltd is not an NDIS registered provider although NDIA Managed participants are welcome to pay for the program privately.

WHO 

8 – 9 “mentees” join two I CAN mentors. Each team includes one Autistic mentor and in most instances, both are Autistic. All of our groups are offered on a mixed gender basis.

Age groups are advertised broadly, we will group participants as close to their age bracket as possible.   As a guide we generally group within the following: 8- 12 years, 13-17 years & 17-22 years – this may vary in special interest groups.

ONLINE GROUPS ON OFFER IN 2022

Harry SQ

MONDAY

4:30-5:30PM (AEST)

I CAN Imagination Club® – *Non Autism Specific. *Ages 8-12 GROUP

Star Wars

AGES 8-12 GROUP

 

Harry Potter

AGES 8-12 GROUP
 
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    6:40-7:40PM (AEST)

HARRY POTTER

AGES 13-22 GROUP

STAR WARS

AGES 13-22 GROUP

EVERYTHING MARVEL

AGES 13-22 GROUP

 

Jenna SQ

TUESDAY

4:30-5:30PM (AEST)

DINOSAURS

AGES 8-12 GROUP

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6:40-7:40PM (AEST)

I CAN GROUP

AGES 8-17 GROUP

POKEMON

Ages 8-17 GROUP

SCREENS, TUNES & CHARACTERS

AGES 13-22 GROUP
 

ANIME

AGES 13-22 GROUP
CONNOR SQ

WEDNESDAY

4:30-5:30PM (AEST)

MINECRAFT

AGES 8-12 GROUP

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6:40-7:40PM (AEST)

DRAWING & ART

AGES 8-17 GROUP

LEGO

AGES 8-17 GROUP

SPORTS

AGES 8-17 GROUP

I CAN GROUP

AGES 17-22 GROUP

Christian1

THURSDAY

6:40-7:40PM (AEST) 

lgbtiqa+

AGES 13-17 GROUP 

animal crossing 

Ages 8-17 GROUP

minecraft

Ages 8-22 GROUP

afl

AGES 8-17 GROUP

dungeons & dragons

AGES 13-22 GROUP

Please Note: All time slots are listed in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time. Age groups are advertised broadly, we will group participants as close to their age bracket as possible. As a guide we generally group within the following: 8- 12 years, 13-17 years & 17-22 years – this may vary in I CAN Special Interest Groups.

how to apply

To express interest for yourself or your young person, click on the “Expression of Interest” button to fill out our application form, including if you are an existing I CAN mentee and would like to re-enrol. If you would like to participate in more than one group at a time, please fill the form out for each group.

For more information please see our KEY DETAILS pdf at the bottom of our Terms and Conditions. If you have any further questions, please write to us at online@icannetwork.com.au

Terms and conditions 

To participate you/ your young person need to be: 

  1. Currently in one of the age groups specified and located in Australia.
  2. Aware that they are Autistic, unless participating in the I CAN Imagination Club® group.
  3. Comfortable engaging via online and understanding that this may provide some sensory challenges for individuals who are sound sensitive as the online environment may prove to be noisy in some sessions.
  4. Willing to take part in a group activity in the afternoon or evening (this can be difficult for some individuals who need significant “down time” in the evening, so please consider preferences and needs)
  5. Can attend the allocated day and time. 
  6. Are aware that an Expression of Interest form has been submitted and is willing to participate.
  7. Understand that a cancellation policy is in place and is willing to accept its terms upon acceptance of a spot.
  8. Will need to be able to abide by our ICT terms and conditions which ensure online safety and positive cyber participation. 
  • Nick – Online Mentee

    “We do fun activities and check up on how we are going at school. It’s like another family.” 

  • Melanie – Online Mentee

    “It’s a safe place where I am safe to be myself each week” 

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