The AWETISM 2021 virtual expo is a free event targeted at Autistic and neurodivergent students both primary and secondary, who are aware of their Autism diagnosis.

Now in it’s seventh year, our expo showcases the awe-inspiring talents of Autistic students by giving them a platform to present on their unique passions, theories and skills.
It also provides opportunities to build meaningful career pathways for Autistic adults and school leavers.

I CAN Network employs Autistic adults to deliver mentoring programs, insights and professional development workshops in schools, workplaces and online.

With 79 staff, 63 are Autistic mentoring over 2000 Autistic individuals nation-wide, I CAN has grown into Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation. I CAN School® mentoring directly empowers Autistic students with optimism, belonging, self-acceptance, pride and confidence. Our annual expo celebrates Autistic young people and we hope you can join us to do so. If you would like to know more about I CAN visit our website at: icannetwork.online

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• 82 I CAN School® Programs Featured. • 10 I CAN Online Interest Group Webinars & Live Q&A’s.

• 20 Exhibition Booths: Featuring Specialist Sponsors & Partners.

• All Day Specialist Presentations including I CAN Student Talks.

• Lounge Area for Interactive Support Workshops.

• Employment Pathways & Opportunites. • Scavenger Hunt -Find the “Quokka” to win!

• Quizzes & Surveys • A Leaderboard Challenge with Prizes.

• Take-home ResourceS & All Day Live Chat.


Once you register you will be given your own personal Login In details to access the event from your computer, tablet or phone.
You will enter our virtual foyer where you will be able to choose which sessions you attend, areas you explore and people you interact with.
Each session will be supervised by qualified I CAN Ltd staff.

After discussions with partnering organisations, students, staff and educators there is overwhelming need to support the mental health of students, especially at this time. This year we are focusing on promoting the mental health of students and the family unit.

To do this, we are bringing together a specific group of organisations and providers to assist our participants to offer vital support and encouragement to familes during this truly challenging time.

We are also asking “ What can you say I CAN to?” to invite students and participants to tell the world about their individual strengths and passions so they’re reminded of what they love and what they can control at this uncertain time. What makes them happy? What achievements have they made? What do they strive to do in their future?

“I CAN be myself without judgement.
I CAN have fun.
I CAN make friends who understand me
I CAN forget about being instantly labelled incorrectly.”

I CAN Online Mentee (10), NSW

The event networks Autistic and neurodivergent students, their families and support networks with educational staff and employment professionals in a celebration of the unique strengths of Australia’s Autistic youth. The stories told will tug at your heart strings and make you laugh out loud. You might also learn a new fact or two!

We would love to hear what you can say I CAN to by sending us your written or video pledges: marketing@icannetwork.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!

 

We would love for you to participate! As part of your registration your parent/carer will just need to read and accept our ICT Acceptable Usage Policy and provide their email address.
Of course, everyone is welcome.
Yes, absolutely. I CAN Network at events@icannetwork.com.au can provide you with text, templates and a risk management plan to help your school facilitate attendance at the Expo as an incursion for participating students.
https://zoom.us/ is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the Expo. Simply click on the links provided to you once you have registered to access sessions you would like to attend.
The Expo is open to anyone inside or outside Australia with Zoom access.
You will need an email address, access to the internet and a device - e.g. smart phone, tablet or computer.
Yes, you can log in and out as you would any other site.
No, pre recorded content will form part of the content available but no recording will take place during the Expo itself.
Once you join a session ‘Zoom’ will prompt you to make a decision on how you would like to participate, eg. via video and audio or only audio. You are also able to change the name that appears.
Pre-recorded Expo content will be available for those who have registered for the event until the 12 December 2021. The interactive live sessions from the Expo day will not be recorded.
The expo will be live for one month following the event up until 12 December 2021. The pre recorded videos will be available for viewing but the interactive sessions from the day will not be available as they are not recorded. Promotional and resource materials will still be available.
At I CAN Network, we respect an individual’s right to identify themselves as they prefer (e.g. “i am Autistic,” “i have Autism,” “i am on the Spectrum). As an organisation, we proudly use identity first language (e.g. “Autistic”) in our print and online materials as well as in presentations and events to reflect our belief that Autism is a core part of who we are as individuals. Likewise, as an organisation, we use the term "Autism" over "ASD". These terms are overwhelmingly, though not universally, preferred by the Autistic community.
Thank you! You can learn more about our Autistic-led services on our website: www.icannetwork.com.au To receive the latest information about special events, programs and opportunities, please subscribe to our newsletter. Donations to support our pioneering work can be made here.
Your AWETISM 2021 login will be the email you included in your registration form. Once you have submitted your registration form you will receive a confirmation email with your login details. It is important to note that emails are used to create the Expo login and thus need to be unique to each registration.
Absolutely, just keep in mind that emails are used to create the expo login and thus need to be unique to each registration. If you are also registering yourself or multiple children, each registration will need its own email.
Only if they are sharing the same computer. Whilst registrations can log in and out as much as they like over the course of the day, they can only be logged in one at a time. We would recommend you register each of your children separately - with three separate emails.
Even though the event itself is held on November 12, we have decided to keep registrations open all the way up to December 12 so everyone has a chance to access the amazing videos and resources available at AWETISM 2021.