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AWEgust Profile: Carla Burn

We’re handing the mic to our resident comedian Carla, who is giving up sweets for the month. Check it out! “Gosh, where do I start? I guess the beginning. Duh. I first heard about the I CAN Network in the middle of 2015. It all happened after a miserable break up

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AWEgust Profile: Stacey McEwan

Greetings fellow humanoids! It’s your Editor in Chief Max here, and as we’ve finally reached AWEgust itself, we’ll be doing a series of profiles this month, looking at some of the people who have taken up a fundraising challenge for our AWEgust for AWEtism campaign. To kick things off, we

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Spectrum Showcase: Alex Segal and the Numbees

Hello! My name is Alexander and I am the inventor of the Numbees. I like spending time with my dad, playing with my sisters Rachel and Libby, playing “contested territory” in Monkey City, collecting Pokémon cards, computer programming in Scratch, and, of course, The Numbees. Numbees Origin Story Once upon

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Spectrum Showcase: Harry Ryan Eksteen

Aloha! In this entry of Spectrum Showcase, we have our youngest participant yet, who in addition to sharing his keen eye for colour, was also kind enough to give us an exclusive interview. Check it out! By Harry Ryan Eksteen, 6 (turning 7 on the 31st of this month; that’s

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I CAN Story: Kaithy Zhang

I was firstborn daughter of a biomedical engineer and a primary school teacher. The first 9 years of my life were spent growing up in an industrial city in a third-world country. I never felt like I belonged to this world, one of tall buildings, covered in smoke, with such a

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It’s AWElmost AWEgust

Last year, we launched our first ever AWEgust for AWEtism campaign, where participants took on a monthly challenge to raise funds for our various programs that support young people on the Autism Spectrum. I remember it well; I gave up coffee for a month, and as a result spent 31

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Walking the walk

Dust off your hiking boots! On the 25th of June, Autism Walk 2016 will be held at Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo. From 7am to 5pm, (official launch at 10am for not-so-early risers!) participants will be walking non-stop to raise awareness and funds. Your donations will help I CAN Network to reach

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Spectrum Showcase: “Colours” by Amanda Witt

G’day! In this edition of Spectrum Showcase, we have an exploration of visual processing, with a piece of music “translated” into words and imagery by poet Amanda Witt. Many people on the spectrum have very visual imaginations, which can offer a fresh perspective on things that might not usually be

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Spectrum Showcase

The creativity of those on the spectrum never rests, and neither does our quest to share and celebrate it! This time around, we’re featuring a remarkable young artist named Teagan, whose works blends painting with collage. Check it out! Artist: Teagan Short, 25 Title: Goodnight “The bird & branch pieces

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