Grapevine

We’re recruiting!

The I Can Network is looking for new members to join our family! At I CAN Network, we are driving a rethink of Autism, from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. Our purpose is to inspire a confident ‘I CAN’ attitude in the hearts and minds of young Australians on the

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I Can Happenings

Ahoy me hearties! It’s been a bountiful year on the spectrum seas. The I Can Network has expanded its crew, faced great challenges, and emerged victorious, and as 2014 draws to a close, we’re sailing into exciting and uncharted waters. There have been so many highlights this year is hard

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I Can testimonials

Working with the I CAN Network has been an awesome roller coaster! It has given me the courage to try more than I could ever do and I’m ever so grateful for everyone in the team giving me all the positive reinforcement I needed to keep going. 🙂  All the

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Our first teen’s camp

By Max Williams After the slightly bumpy but transcendent success of our adult’s camp in April, we at the I Can Network set our sights on the next logical step; a camp for teenagers on the autism spectrum. This was perhaps the greatest challenge our organization has undertaken to date. Because many

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I lost the war to a bike!

I’d hate to see how I look when I’m getting on a bike. If I’m riding in a big group, I always make sure to savour the moment when everyone else is starting to mount their bikes too. I look down and start getting the pedal into a good position

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The Outro – July Grapevine

It began with a crazy conversation. I Can leader James Ong and I met up at the Monash University Den in May 2013 and started dreaming up the I Can Network. We talked about bringing Autistic young people together through strengths-based networks that could span schools, universities and training institutions.

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So, do you work?

Here’s a sobering statistic: 66% of adults with autism in Australia are unemployed, compared to 6% of the general adult population. In other words, only one in three has a job, and we are eleven times less likely to have a job compared to our non-autistic counterparts. People often ask

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