Our Mission: Helping children, adolescents, adults, and families meet their unique and full potential in every area of life. ICAN & Paytons Place: Working Together for YOU!
About Us: Interdisciplinary Community Autism Network, INC. (ICAN) & Paytons Place specialize in comprehensive diagnostic, therapy, and educational services for individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health issues, developmental issues, trauma, and disabilities. We are a unique center and take a comprehensive team approach for the services we provide.
ICAN is a non-profit organization (501c3), and is the regional location for family treatment and support, collaborative diagnosis and coordinated treatment, education, and therapy services for autism, mental health, and developmental diagnoses. These include but are not limited to: other mental health or behavioral issues, life stressors/changes, trauma, physical, sensory, and motor difficulties and are provided for anyone at any age or stage of life. We also have a goal that we approach every individual with respect, fun, engagement, and a positive experience.
When to Call Us: It is often times hard to decide if it is time to seek professional help. Call us if you see the following, or other issues of concern: A lack of typical development, difficulties with changes in routine, issues with eye contact, limited or no smile in response to someone else smiling first, not responding to his/her name, limited pretend play, loss of skills, poor attention span, difficulties with emotions and behaviors, being either extremely active or not being active enough, overly clumsy, or difficulties in daily activities.
Our Treatment Model: At ICAN & Paytons Place we utilize the DIR®/Floortime™ model and treatment approach. The DIR® model stands for Developmental, Individual Differences, and Relationship Based, and is a framework that helps providers, parents, and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment. This assessment helps develop an intervention program tailored to the unique strengths and needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental or emotional challenges. Floortime™ is the intervention approach and techniques used in our treatment sessions. The objectives of the DIR®/Floortime™ model and treatment approach are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. An important factor in this approach is involving and supporting family and caregivers in the treatment process.