Have questions?

We understand as you’re going through this process, you will have lots of questions. Below are some frequently asked questions that families have asked about our services. If at any time you need more information, then please call us at 260-459-6040. Thank you.

How do I arrange to tour your facility?

Call our friendly staff at (260) 459-6040 and ask to schedule a tour or use our Take a Tour form.

How do you evaluate progress?

Most children’s programs are evaluated for progress on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Progress is measured daily in a graph form. Reports are provided monthly.

Do you offer additional support services such as speech therapy?

We have a team of SLPs and SLPAs that offer speech services as a consultation service alongside our ABA clinicians with the goal of generalizing language in all settings for our clients.  In rare cases, our SLPs may see a client outside of ABA and bill for 1:1 speech.

How do you address social skills in your setting?

Each client has an individualized treatment plan that often addresses deficits of social communication and social interaction.  Sometimes pre-requisites to social skills are taught 1:1, and then we work to generalize this skill to other settings with other people. Other times, your child’s Clinical Supervisor might recommend attending one of the scheduled social skills groups that CAC offers.  We have social skills groups based on the child’s age and programming goals. Typical peers can participate in our groups.

Do you offer home-based services?

Yes, based on recommendations from our BCBAs.  We teach skills in the most effective environment for the child to learn the skills, and then to generalize the skills.

How do you accommodate my child if he/she is in an alternate placement?

Generalization of programs into various community settings, such as a public school or daycare, is important. We feel that a collaborative approach is most effective. We will attend meetings, train staff, and offer ongoing support if appropriate.

What are some other sources of funding?

Private fundraising, Medicaid, Children’s Special Health Care Services, United Health Care Grant, and scholarships.

Does medical insurance cover ABA therapy?

Yes, under the guidelines of the Indiana Autism Insurance Mandate, almost all insurance companies must provide coverage for applied behavior analysis services.

Are you a year-round facility?

Yes, we are open year-round, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We’re closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday at noon, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and December 26. We occasionally close for center-wide training.

What client population do you serve?

Children’s Autism Center serves any children of any age with the need for behavior modification, language skills, social skills, or any symptom described in the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V.

Where are you located?

We now have four locations!

  • South Site: 5601 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
  • North Site: 6131 North Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46825
  • Angola: 100 Growth Pkwy., Angola, IN 46703
  • Columbia City: 500 North Oak St., Columbia City, IN 46725
What are your hours of operation?

We are open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We’re closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday at noon, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and December 26. We occasionally close for center-wide training.

Does my child have to have a diagnosis of autism to come to your center?

Autism/ADHD/ADD/Down syndrome and related communication and developmental disorders are our within our scope of practice. The autism diagnosis in Indiana may provide for insurance coverage of our services as an evidence-based practice.

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