In Victoria we offer programs in South West from Colac to Portland. To enquire about becoming an South West I CAN School, contact our Regional Manager Kate Meade

Our I CAN South West Victoria region offers face-to-face mentoring programs across Victoria’s South West Coast from Colac to Portland.  COMMUNITY EVENTS – Come along to our 2021 Term 2 events. View or download our flyer for details. – I CAN South West Community Events Term 2, 2021

Kate Meade – Regional Manager South West

Kate’s early career was in dance. Among Kate’s many achievements in dance was her creation over 2012 – 2018 of the Victorian Dance Festival she has also been the host and producer of the Morning Rush program on ACE Radio which Kate received the 2019 Best Networked Radio Program. Kate is listed in the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence (Regional and Local) and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology and is a MBA Candidate. Kate is a Mum of three which includes a fantastic Autistic son.

Contact Kate:

Introduction to I CAN South West

Thanks to Colleen and team at First Ladies Productions for putting together this wonderful, in-depth look at the work we do at I CAN South West.

i can showcase south west

Meet the I CAN Network South West Team including our Regional Manager Kate Meade.

I CAN South West: You Can't Ask That

I CAN South West mentors and mentees took on the ABC show ‘You Can’t Ask That’, tackling some of the biggest questions and misconceptions about Autism with honesty and humour.

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

Conact Kate: 

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  • Colan Distel – Principal, Hawkesdale P-12 College

    Students who are often very reserved have been much more open during these sessions… The one thing that really stands out is the smiles on their faces and the enthusiasm… students in this group have not had as many behavioural issues or emotional outbursts since starting the program” 

  • Steve Crossley – Principal, Portland Bay Primary School

    Our students really connected with the Imagination Club and made strong bonds with students from other schools and the mentors from I CAN. They always looked forward to the sessions and enjoyed sharing their experiences with their peers and their families.

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