Embracing Neurodiversity: A Compassionate Approach to Care at ICAN

Embracing Neurodiversity: A Compassionate Approach to Care at ICAN


In recent years, many therapy fields (ABA in particular) have come under scrutiny for their shortcomings and the need for a more compassionate and inclusive approach. At ICAN, we recognize these challenges and are committed to embracing neurodiversity in our care practices. 


Neurodiversity affirming care is more than just a buzzword; it's a guiding principle that shapes everything we do. From our initial assessments to our ongoing therapy sessions, we prioritize the autonomy and comfort of each individual. We understand that every child and family is unique, and we meet them where they are, providing personalized care that respects their values and priorities.


Central to our approach is the concept of assent. We believe that every individual has the right to participate in their therapy journey, and we strive to obtain their voluntary agreement every step of the way. By prioritizing assent, we empower our clients to take an active role in their care, fostering a sense of ownership and agency.


But our commitment to neurodiversity affirming care doesn't stop there. We are dedicated to continuous learning and growth, recognizing that the field is constantly evolving. We actively seek out input from neurodiverse voices, incorporating their perspectives and insights into our practices. By listening and learning from those with lived experience, we ensure that our care remains relevant, responsive, and inclusive.


At ICAN, we believe that embracing neurodiversity is not just the right thing to do; it's essential for providing the best possible care for our clients. By prioritizing assent, personalization, and ongoing learning, we are proud to offer a compassionate and inclusive approach that honors the diversity of every individual we serve. Join us in celebrating neurodiversity and embracing a brighter, more inclusive future for all.