Chris Varney is Founder and Chief Enabling Officer of I CAN Network. I CAN Network is driving a rethink of Autism, from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. Chris based the network on the mentors who supported him to get the best out of his Asperger’s.

Chris has a strong background in advocating for children’s rights. With World Vision, Chris has held roles including Youth Ambassador, VGen Co-Director and Manager of Youth Supporters. With the Australian Government, Chris served as the 2009 Australian Youth Ambassador to the UN. For his advocacy Chris has received awards including the National Award for Youth in Advancing the Legal Rights and Interests of Children and the Autism Spectrum Australia Inspiration Award.

Read Chris Varney’s full session description on the VAC program here

Read Chris Varney’s education and collaboration panel session description on the VAC program here