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Spectrum Showcase: Shemya Prender, 15

This past weekend saw our latest I CAN Camp, at Cooriemungle in western Victoria. As usual, we ran a writing workshop there; the following piece comes from an awesome young writer named Shemya, who was kind enough to let us share her work. Enjoy! Max Williams, Editor ‘Peridot green hair

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Autistic Reflections on World Teachers’ Day

The best teachers don’t just see what is in front of them, they see what could be. Twenty years ago, I met a teacher who changed my life: the late Christine Horvath. Mrs Horvath met me when I was a 12-year-old student with a lot of self-doubt. Mrs Horvath just

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Awetism 2019: A one-day museum of magic

Growing up Autistic, whether you’re diagnosed or not, can be a tough gig in a world where difference isn’t always celebrated. I was once that kid, and I know from experience that it’s easy to internalise a lot of the negativity around us. That’s why, at the I CAN Network,

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Autistic Reflections On Father’s Day

Growing up Autistic, whether you’re diagnosed or not, can be a tough gig in a world where difference isn’t always celebrated. I was once that kid, and I know from experience that it’s easy to internalise a lot of the negativity around us. That’s why, at the I CAN Network,

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Grape To Meet You: Ellen Cahill

G’day fellow mammals, and welcome to our recurring feature Grape To Meet You, where we introduce people on the Spectrum and share their insights.  Today’s star is a recent addition to our team, Ellen Cahill, who works in both our online and school mentoring programs. We’re thrilled to have her

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A Change in Perspective

Last weekend saw I CAN Network’s first camp of 2019, at the Doxa facility in Western Victoria. It was the 14th such camp I personally have worked on, yet I still never ceased to be amazed by the remarkable young Autistics I meet on them. Being surrounded by so many

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Guest Blog: What to do this April for World Autism Month

By Shadia Hancock As many of you may know, this April is Autism Awareness Month. Whilst it is wonderful that we have a month dedicated to raising awareness of Autism, Autistic advocates have highlighted the need to move beyond awareness to acceptance. This is why some people are referring to

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