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.

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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).

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9AM – 5PM

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(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.

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

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Testimonials

How we make a difference

"I love working at CAC because I have always felt truly supported by my coworkers and supervisors. There's always someone to help with anything I could possibly imagine asking for. It's obvious how much we care about each other, even when you are new to the facility. CAC and its staff genuinely care to help us all maintain "full cups" so that we may best serve our clients."

— L. L., RBT, South

"Growing up, I had an older stepbrother who was diagnosed with autism. He was in and out of different treatment centers, none that used ABA and none that truly helped him. I am now an older sister to an amazing 9-year-old boy who is diagnosed with autism and has a beautiful mind. I found out about ABA therapy a little over a year ago and wanted to learn more about it and autism in general. After obtaining my RBT certification and joining the ABA therapy world, I found services that would help my little brother and found the community I wanted to help! This has been the best decision I have made, and I do not plan on leaving this field any time soon, especially since joining Children's Autism Center!"

— B. B., RBT, Angola

"CAC will always have a special place in my heart! The care and compassion of working towards our goal and mission are one of the main reasons why I love working at CAC."

— A. S., Lead RBT, South

"I love seeing the faces parents make when you share an accomplishment their child made! Being able to make a difference in someone's life is the reason I love working at CAC."

— S. A., Lead RBT, South

"One of my all-time favorite memories here at CAC is when one of my clients (who I started with) went to school! I remember working on potty training with him and programs to prepare him for school, and now he is thriving! A constant reminder of why I love what I do!"

— A. S., Apprentice, South

Locations

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

Angola

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100 Growth Pkwy.
Angola, IN 46703

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9AM – 5PM

Columbia City

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500 North Oak St.
Columbia City, IN 46725

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9AM – 5PM

Fort Wayne North

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6131 North Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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9AM – 5PM

Fort Wayne South

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5601 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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9AM – 5PM

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