Grapevine

Spectrum Showcase: Matilda Lumley

G’day folks! After taking a month off to make room for our Humans on the Autism Spectrum campaign, Grapevine is back in action, and to kick of the month of May, we’re showcasing the remarkable photography of Matilda Rose Lumley. Matilda has a passionate love of animals, and a wonderful

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Spectrum Showcase: Lauren Winbanks

Those of us on the spectrum often have an intense passion for something, and this is often where our greatest strengths lie. For Lauren Winbanks, that passion is LEGO. When Lauren was diagnosed at the age of 4, her mother was told she was too “low functioning” to ever amount

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Grapevine Live with Carla Burns

G’day fellow primates! This week, we caught up with one of our star mentors and speakers, Carla, who recently confronted her fear of public speaking by doing stand-up at the RAW comedy festival. Here at the I CAN Network, we’re all about supporting people on the spectrum to overcome their

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Spectrum Showcase: David Phillips

Hello there dear readers! The 2017 premiere of Spectrum Showcase is upon us, and for this edition, we’re showcasing a drawing by the talented David Phillips, who has just turned 13. We also had the chance to ask him a couple of questions. Check it out! So David, can you

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It’s Open Season

Bonjour lovely people, and welcome to the futuristic world of February 2017, where supercomputers fit in your pocket, video games look almost photorealistic, but there is still no cure for the common cold. I come with glad tidings; applications are now open for I CAN Network’s camps for this year,

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Traveling Outside my Comfort Zone

By Carla Maree On the 9th of January I took a big step to solidify my confidence in the world, and travelled overseas to New Zealand. I had no idea what to expect, but there was some comfort in knowing that our neighbouring country was for the most part fairly

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I CAN Goes North

This past week, our Chief Enabling Officer Chris Varney and Mentor/Speaker extraordinaire Elise Muller travelled more than 1300 kilometres to Brisbane, in a flying metal cylinder powered by the remains of organisms that lived before the dinosaurs. Their mission: to establish I CAN Network in Queensland. Long story short, it

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I CAN Story: Simon Edwards

I was diagnosed with Asperger’s about 10 years ago, in my mid-thirties. I had started work as a support worker not long before that.  At the time I remember thinking that I was probably the only one (support worker with an Asperger’s diagnosis) in Australia. Now I find that thought somewhat self-indulgent, however

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I-C-A-N to the A-N-Z

On the 2nd of December ANZ held a conference hosted by Channel Nine news reporter Peter Hitchener, focusing on what they call the Abilities Network, whereby ANZ celebrate the abilities of those with various disabilities. Three members of the I CAN Network attended. Paul, Business analyst and Network Leader, Ben

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From Panic to Promotion

One of the original three founders of I CAN Network, Penny Robinson also works at Monash University, where she was recently promoted to the position of Lecturer. That’s quite an achievement for anyone, but Penny’s journey has been a particularly herculean one. “As a young child I wasn’t able to

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