A commitment to hope and a future for children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders around the world is our story and vision. ICAN (formerly Lakeside) was founded in 2008 by a therapist that strived for hope and futures for all the patients and families he served. Today ICAN (formerly Lakeside Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment) is the leader in treatment, education and diagnosis of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders in the Pacific Northwest. We achieve this as a multidisciplinary team, using evidence based treatment, excellent people, innovative approaches and engagement from the families. We welcome all our families to become part of our team to achieve the best possible outcome for your child and family.

From a single provider to a team of 78 people; our team has contributed to the growth and successes of over 1900 families, the establishment of 2 facilities (including being recognized as a Diagnostic Center for Excellence by the state of Washington), and international recognition for the knowledge and services provided.

Neurodevelopment experts committed to providing the best possible care

  • We have the commitment
  • We have the team
  • We have the services



I’m so grateful to each and every one of you for working so patiently with Ryan to help him overcome many of his challenges! You’ve made therapy sessions such a fun experience for him and I’m so happy that he’s developed such a passion for learning. - Ryan's Story