What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a data-driven therapy which uses scientifically proven learning techniques to change behaviors. ABA therapists collect data to measure which learning techniques are working best for each individual. ABA is widely accepted as highly effective in teaching complex skills to children with autism.


Early Intervention
(Ages 0-36 Months)

The earlier children with autism begin ABA, the more effective the therapy can be. CAC’s Early Intervention program focuses on developing key skills during those first critical years of life to help children close the development gap.

School Age Program
(Ages 36 Months and Older)

As children prepare to enter pre-school and elementary school and transition to higher grade levels, CAC provides ongoing ABA programs to develop a range of important skills that prepare them for school, social situations, and life.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

+ Initial Assessment

CAC completes a thorough assessment of each child to get a complete picture ofthe child’s abilities, the family’s circumstances, and specific goals and challenges.

+ 1:1 Intervention

Children receive 1:1 intervention from qualified Registered Behavior Technicians in the natural environment of the child’s home. All Technicians are supervised by Board-Certified Behavior Analysts.

+ Age Appropriate Skill Development

Intervention focuses on building age-appropriate communication, behavior, living and motor skills to help young children meet critical developmental milestones.

+ Tracking Progress

Therapists collect real-time data during therapy sessions to track each child’s progress and to identify which therapies are working best. This data is shared with parents, and therapies may be adjusted based on data to improve results.

+ Parent Support

Parents are guided by CAC’s parent coordinator and clinical expert team. Parents also receive training to help them reinforce play, communication and functional skills in the home. CAC additionally provides referrals to services, resources and specialists when needed.

+ Coordinated Care

CAC coordinates care and services with pediatricians, Child Study Centers, schools, and other specialists, allowing parents to focus on their families.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

+ Initial Assessment

CAC completes a thorough assessment of each child to get a complete picture ofthe child’s abilities, the family’s circumstances, and specific goals and challenges.

+ Individualized Program

Based on this assessment, we develop an individualized program that reflects the child’s unique needs.

+ 1:1 Intervention

CAC has a 1:1 therapist/child ratio, and each child is carefully paired with a qualified therapist for one-on-one therapy. Our therapists are closely observed and mentored by experienced, master’s level clinical supervisors.

+ Tracking Progress

Therapists collect real-time data during therapy sessions to track each child’s progress andto identify which therapies are working best. This data is shared with parents, and therapies may be adjusted based on data to improve results.

+ Critical Skills

Using play-based techniques, therapists work with school-age children toimprove communication, cognitive and language development; social and emotional skills; adaptive and functional living skills; gross and fine motor skills; reciprocal play and shared enjoyment; and personal hygiene and self-care.

Working with children in multiple environments.

CAC provides ABA therapies in our three centers located across Riverside and San Diego Counties, as well as in the natural environment of the home. This unique approach allows us to expose children to social interaction in a dedicated learning environment, and develop functional living skills in the familiar setting of home.


In-Home Therapy

CAC’s behavior therapists travel to the family’s home to provide one-on-one therapy with the child in a familiar, natural setting. Benefits of in-home therapy include:

• Level of Comfort
• Natural Learning
• Parent Training

Get started with an assessment of your needs.

In-Center Therapy

During center-based therapy, children are immersed in a structured, stimulating and caring environment designed specifically for children with autism. Benefits of in-center therapy include:

• Social Interaction
• Individualized Attention
• Immersive Therapy
• Hand-Held Learning Tools

"I am truly amazed by how much my son has progressed in only a few months. The CAC team has done wonders for him. The level of professionalism and commitment is immeasurable.  They have really become an extension of our family."

In-Community Programs

At CAC, our goal is to help children develop the skills they need to thrive in a variety of settings beyond the center and the home. To support this goal, we provide opportunities for children with autism to interact with their neuro-typical peers and with the community at large. CAC has fostered community partnership with:

For Military Families

CAC works closely with military resources to help families navigate the steps, processes and protocols to access the services they need. We also help military families prepare for a spouse’s deployment and reintegration. Contact us to learn more. 

Our promise to you.

At CAC, we are committed to guiding your child toward his or her full potential while supporting your family as you embark on this adventure. As collaborators in your child’s development, we will strive to:

  • Provide clear, easy-to-understand information so you can make better choices.
  • Meet your child where he or she is, recognize your child’s unique gifts, and provide a personalized path to progress.
  • Support every member of your family who is central to your child’s development.
  • Establish practical, realistic goals that lead to real progress and hope.
  • Bring together the resources, services, programs, and expertise your family needs to thrive.
  • Collaborate with you, encourage you, and celebrate every victory with you.

What you bring to the journey

You play a vital role in the success of your child’s therapy. At CAC, we encourage your active involvement and commitment. As a CAC client, we ask that you:

  • Be hopeful and realistic about the journey ahead.
  • Ask for help when you need it and share your concerns with us.
  • Be willing to learn and try new tools and techniques with your child.
  • Give therapy a chance and stick with it even when results aren’t immediate.
  • Consistently show up to scheduled therapy sessions.
  • Alert us ahead of time when you can’t make a session so we can reschedule.
  • Communicate with your therapist and team regularly.