When inspired individuals come together and take control of the issues and challenges that matter most to them – that’s when you get deep change that lasts. I CAN is still young, still evolving, but already taking the shape as a purposeful, authentic and action-oriented community.
Tim CostelloCEO (World Vision Australia)
It’s all too easy, as individuals and as a society, to focus on a deficit model of ability. In so doing, we deny ourselves of all the potential that all of us have. The I CAN Network is all about ensuring that we look at what people CAN do rather than what stops them. The total capacity of our society is enhanced by this approach.
Professor Ben CannyPresident (Academic Board - Monash University)
When Australia signed on to the Convention of the Rights of the Child, it promised to respect the rights of all children in Australia. The I CAN message is about making that promise a reality, so that children with Autism are heard and valued.