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HUMANS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM – MADI KENNA

“I’m so glad I found the I CAN Network. It’s amazing to find so many people who are as passionate about Autism Acceptance as I am.” Since I CAN Network launched in 2013, several of our awesome I CAN mentees have gone on to paid employment as I CAN Mentors.

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HUMANS ON THE SPECTRUM – SAM ROSE

“I wanted to become an I CAN mentor so that I could be someone I needed when I was in high school.”  Since joining our team last year, Sam has become “that someone” for so many Autistic mentees by helping them feel understood, accepted and celebrated. Sam is also an

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Enabling Autistic Students Online: Tips For Teachers

Accessing and navigating online schooling can be more difficult for Autistic students. We hope these tips may help some students. They are not a formula and each student’s needs should be considered individually. Start with a timetable that is linear and straightforward without multiple options or instructions. Make it clear

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HUMANS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM – TIM CHAN

“I am excited to be part of the self-advocacy movement to drive Autism to a new level of relevance and inclusion.” – Tim What a privilege it is to have Tim Chan as an Ambassador for I CAN Network. Tim has been a part of our I CAN family since

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NEW PROGRAMS: I CAN SCHOOLS ONLINE

The mission of I CAN Network is to prove what Autistics CAN do. Our I CAN Schools Online program connects Autistic students with one another and empowers them through the insights, storytelling and facilitation of Autistic young professionals (I CAN Mentors).   “It’s a place where I am safe to be

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ANNOUNCING AUTISTIC-LED SCHOOL HOLIDAY ONLINE PROGRAMS

For young people who struggle with change and uncertainty, this is a particularly daunting time. Our Autistic mentors, myself included, appreciate just how important it is to provide Autistic young people with an anchor of acceptance and community. As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and widespread ‘lockdowns’, I CAN

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PROUDLY SHOWCASING OUR AUTISTIC-LED PROGRAMS

I am very proud of what we’ve created through the I CAN Network since I first laid out the vision for it in my 2013 TEDx talk. We have become Australia’s largest Autistic-led, predominantly Autistic-staffed organisation, providing mentoring to more than 1500 Autistic young people nationwide each year! Inevitably, we

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WHY AUTISTIC-LED MENTORING MATTERS

by James Cifuentes– I CAN Mentor Queensland Having Autistic mentors when I was growing up would have been a game-changer for me. I had very mixed results in high school. My grades were largely good and my aptitude tests were exceptional, but as I got older and my peers started

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