CEO Chris Varney nominated as Australian of the Year

We are delighted to announce that our very own Chief Enabling Officer, Chris Varney, is a nominee for the 2019 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards. Chris’s vision of a Rethink on Autism, a shift from a deficits-focussed approach to a strengths-based one, has touched and benefitted the lives of

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Spectrum Celebrities: 5 famous Autistics

Greetings fellow mammals! As I CAN Network’s 5th birthday approaches, our Top 5 series continues here on Grapevine. Today we’ll be looking at some famous folks on the spectrum; enjoy! Daryl Hannah With a resume including classics such as Blade Runner and Kill Bill, Daryl’s acting career spans four decades.

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Who You Gonna Call? Stress Busters!

5 coping mechanisms for Autistics Stress and anxiety are a part of life for almost everyone, but especially those of us on the Autism Spectrum. As part of our 5th Birthday Series, today we’ll be looking at 5 ways to smash anxiety and cope with stress. Let’s a-go! Exercise It’s

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AWEgust for AWEtism is here!

That’s right folks, it’s that time of year again! For those unfamiliar with it, AWEgust for AWEtism is an annual fundraiser run by the I CAN Network, the proceeds of which go towards providing our mentoring, camps, and other support programs for Autistics. Since its debut in 2015, the money

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Spectrum Showcase: Eliana Gelsi, 12

Aloha fellow mammals! At I CAN Network’s most recent camp for students on the spectrum, I had the privilege of meeting Eliana Gelsi, an extraordinary young artist whose beautifully surreal drawings really caught my eye. Eliana loves manga, birds, and going for walks in nature. She tells me that the

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