The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis

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Changing Lives Through ABA Therapy

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can be life-changing, but your child is still your child — they just might need a little more help navigating their environment than other children do. We want to provide that help, and to teach you the tools you need to help your entire family succeed.

At the Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis, our goal is to create a positive and engaging learning environment for children with autism. Our highly trained and experienced professionals create individualized programs using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to figure out what motivates your child, so we can reinforce positive behaviors and isolate negative behaviors to help your child reach their full potential.

Individual therapy

Individual Therapy

Autism is a spectrum, and no two children with ASD are the same. Each one-on-one therapy session with our Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) is tailored to your child’s individual needs and your family’s specific goals by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Group therapy

Group Therapy

Group therapy encourages your child to engage with a group of 3-6 of their peers in age-appropriate activities. During group therapy, each individual child is guided by a dedicated RBT to help target specific social, play, and communication skills.

Academic classroom

Academic Classroom

Our Academic Classroom Program is an effective way to prepare children aged 3-12 to integrate into a general education and public-school setting. Each plan is personalized to account for your child’s individual and age-appropriate needs.

A team of Specialists Who Care

Director Of Clinical Operations BCBA Denny Clark

Denny Clark — Director of Clinical Operations, BCBA

Denny Clark earned his B.S. in psychology from Appalachian State University, and graduated from Arizona State University with his Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis. Prior to starting his career at Cardinal in November of 2020, Denny provided behavior analysis services across a wide variety of settings where he specialized in verbal behavior, staff training, and the development of behavioral interventions for reduction of problem behaviors. As Clinical Director, Denny oversees all staff, clients, and clinic operations at The Cardinal Center.

Lead BCBA Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan Shaw — Lead BCBA

Jonathan Shaw earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He completed his graduate internship at the Murdoch Developmental Center under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Hurst. After starting at The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis in February 2021, Jonathan assists with program development, program modifications, and training staff and caregivers in program implementation.

BCBA Beck Dande

Beck Dande — BCBA

Beck Dande began her career at The Cardinal Center in January of 2017 as a Registered Behavior Technician. After 4 years of working as an RBT, she obtained her master’s degree from Arizona State University in applied behavior analysis and passed her exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in April 2021. In addition to working with clients, she helps mentor new staff and supervises 1:1 sessions by giving feedback, answering questions, modeling interventions, and more.

Parent Resources

What sets us apart is the level of communication, collaboration, and programming we offer to support both your child and your family as a whole, helping you navigate everything from classroom transitions and relationships with other behavioral health professionals. Additional resources include:

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Local developmental psychologist

Provider Resources

We collaborate with local developmental psychologists, pediatric psychiatrists, and other specialists. Please fill out our referral form to refer a patient to the Cardinal Center.

Serving Raleigh, Durham,
Chapel Hill, and Cary, NC

We are proud to serve the greater Research Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, from our location in Cary.


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