en English

Welcome Parents

Children’s Autism Center was founded by a small group of dedicated parents and staff members who wanted to improve the lives of others. Our passion continues today and defines who we are and what we do.

When a parent discovered in the late 1990s that ABA therapy improved the behavior and increased multiple domains of skills in her son who had been diagnosed with autism, she decided to share the therapy — and her Chicago-based BCBA — with more parents. Together, they hired staff who dedicated their lives to this work.

Woman wearing glasses with blonde looking at a girl and smiling

What we offer

CAC is embarking on an exciting journey as an organization fully aligned with its values. Our staff at each location are engaged in the process of merging values in theory and in practice.

Excellent Care — we are committed to providing your child and family with the highest quality, most effective care that we can. Our team is at the front of our field in terms of bringing research into practice in order to benefit your child.

Integrity — we say what we mean and do what we say. We stay in integrity with our actions by treating each other with respect and by providing the care that we say that we will.

Discretionary Effort — this means that we do the small (and big) things to take care of each other. This could be vacuuming up after a session or sharing notes of appreciation. We all feel cared for and appreciated when we each do a little every day.

Wellness of Staff — it is important that staff care for themselves first to provide the highest quality care for your child. We support staff in separating work life from home life and in having time to re-fuel themselves.

Session Fulfillment — our service is predicated on a prescription of care for your child. We are committed to filling the sessions we prescribe. Our HR department is continually assessing our staffing needs to hire values-aligned staff to fulfill the needs of all of the children and young adults in our care.

Continuous Learning — we are more well-rounded as people when we commit to continuous learning. It does not matter whether we learn to make cake or fly a plane, we are committed to expanding our skill sets.

A values-aligned organization is one that leads with its values. We are committed to remaining a positive, mission-minded, and focused organization with healthy, well-balanced staff. In taking care of our staff, we believe your child, and our staff, will benefit.

ABA Therapy — ABA therapy programs are designed by BCBAs and implemented by RBTs to target skill-based deficits associated with an autism diagnosis.

Speech Therapy — We utilize a team approach to target communication skills using ABA principles. All of our speech and language therapy offerings are overseen by a licensed SLP who works with your child’s ABA team.

Social Skills Groups — Children’s Autism Center provides social skills groups to learners between the ages of 3-21. These groups use evidence-based curricula that are developmentally appropriate.

Parent Training — We offer either individual or group training. Individual parent training is more focused on the specific needs of the child, while group parent training is often teaching a general approach that parents can try at home.

Direct Instruction Group — Learners who are struggling with skills related to Reading, Writing, Language, Math, and/or Problem Solving can catch up on the foundational skills they are missing in CAC’s Direct Instruction Group (DIG).

Young child smiling
Hours icon


9AM – 5PM

Fax icon


(260) 459-6010

Download our Enrollment Kit

Please download the pdf and fill out the information to get your child started. Once completed, send the attached version over to LouAnn Stone at intake@childrensautismcenter.org. If you have any questions, please contact us at (260) 459-6040. Click here to learn more about application process.

Download Kit

To improve the lives of others. This core purpose defines every business decision we make.

Boy hugging his dad


How we make a difference

"Recently, one of my clients said goodbye to a therapist who was transferring to another CAC location. He accepted that he was sad to see her go and tolerated the change in routine. He knows that, at CAC, we are here to care for each other! He said, "It is ok because we're all in this together; that is what CAC is all about!" Wow, this guy gets it! Moments like that are why I love being a part of CAC."

— Sarah M., M.S., BCBA

"I really could say so much about how amazing CAC is and why I love what I do! I love that I get to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their families. I get to play, have fun, teach skills, to build relationships, and celebrate the fantastic clients we serve. What I do does make a difference, and I love getting to work with others who share my passion!"

— Kate H., BCaBA

"I love my job! CAC provides you with an environment where you can continue to learn and grow while fostering growth in others. You build meaningful connections with your coworkers and clients, and our supervisors are always welcoming and encouraging. Work for CAC and experience what it is like to have fun at your job!"

— Olivia S.

"I have been an RBT at CAC for four and a half years, and the milestones that I have watched clients reach are nothing short of AMAZING. There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing that you’re helping individuals reach these millstones, live their best lives, and do it with a company that lives their mission daily. "

— Monique M. BS, RBT

"I believe working at CAC is like working at Disney World! There is so much joy and so many great things that happen! CAC is truly where dreams come true for not only the clients, but the parents and the staff working alongside that client. It is filled with magic by the power of ABA therapy! CAC is a wonderful place to be to watch these clients learn, grow, and bloom."

— Megan F., BA, RBT

"I love working for CAC. They have been nothing but supportive and caring. Everyone here is like a family, and the kids are just amazing. I’m happy to come in every day and could not see myself anywhere else. Everyone here has a passion for helping kids and grow with them every day. Kids are happy to be here and see smiles and cheer in every room."

— Ana N., RBT

"Children’s Autism Center is more than just an organization; it is a family of people dedicated to the growth and support of its kids, families, and community. I’m honored to work in such an enriching and supportive environment! One of the best parts of my job is being able to journey with a client and to see their growth! "

— Corinne B., MA, RBT

"During COVID, I had the same client for most of the time. During that time, he was so patient through all changes and continued to excel with his programming. It showed me that our kiddos are super resilient, and we can be too! That’s one of the many reasons I love working for CAC. The kids teach me as much as I teach them! "

— Alyssa S., RBT

"I like working at CAC because every day is a surprise. I never know what new things I’m going to learn or what exciting experiences will happen. Working at CAC has been great. I enjoyed going to the center and working with all our clients. But since starting in-home therapy, I realized I don’t only like my job. I LOVE it."

— Cheyene G., RBT, Pod Trainer


We offer four convenient locations throughout Northeast Indiana to better serve your needs.


Address icon


100 Growth Pkwy.
Angola, IN 46703

Hours icon


9AM – 5PM

Columbia City

Address icon


500 North Oak St.
Columbia City, IN 46725

Hours icon


9AM – 5PM

Fort Wayne North

Address icon


6131 North Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Hours icon


9AM – 5PM

Fort Wayne South

Address icon


5601 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Hours icon


9AM – 5PM

Ready to Take
Your First Step?

modal content