ABOUT I CAN NETWORK
I CAN Network employs Autistic adults to deliver mentoring programs, insights and professional development workshops in schools, workplaces and online. With 77 staff, 62 are Autistic mentoring over 2000 Autistic individuals nation-wide, I CAN Network has grown into Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation. Since 2014, I CAN Network has partnered with over 120 primary and secondary school leadership teams to develop inclusive school cultures. I CAN School® mentoring directly empowers Autistic students with optimism, belonging, self-acceptance, pride and confidence. Together we prove what Autistics CAN do.
I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo is in its seventh year and this is our 2nd virtual expo! We hope to see you there!
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: email@example.com We look forward to hearing from you!