Our story is about hope and future. Our organization is committed to hope and a future for children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders around the world. 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.

From a single provider to a team of 71 people; our team has contributed to the growth and successes of over 1600 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.

We understand your challenges…

Not knowing if your child has autism or other delays, having to wait to get in for testing, feeling lost after a diagnosis, frustration with understanding insurance, not knowing what are the best supports you can provide your child, feeling the impact of a diagnosis on your family, sorting through all of the information, not knowing what questions to ask, not knowing what are the best treatments available, not knowing where to start. These are all feelings, questions and complicated issues you may be working through.

Neurodevelopment experts committed to providing the best possible care

We have a team of experts that are here to simplify all of these complexities and get your child and family on the path to the best hope and future.

  • Our Goal: We are committed to providing hope and future for children and families affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Our Service: We provide comprehensive services as a part of an integrated team.
  • Our People: We hire and train excellent people and professionals that are working together to support your child and family.



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