About The Cardinal Center for

Behavior Analysis

Our History

After seeing a need for high-quality, customized autism therapy in our community, we established a unique program where children with autism could learn in a positive place and staff looks forward to coming to each day. As a result, The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis was founded in 2016.

Our vision is to create a unique setting including one-on-one and group Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Although ABA has, in the past, been known as a strict and rigid therapy, we use ABA in an engaging way that helps them adapt to new environments and learn to thrive independently.

ABA Academic Classroom at the Cardinal Center

Our Team

Our goal is to provide a positive and engaging environment for every client, and our approach to ABA is designed to make sessions feel less like therapy and more like fun. We do this by motivating your child using whatever it is that they love. Each staff member works to create and implement individualized treatment programs that fit your child’s unique needs.

Our team at The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis consists of 5 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and 15 Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Each staff member is carefully selected based on experience, schooling (bachelor’s or master’s degree), passion, and skill. We take pride in the quality of our staff.

Our Funding Options

We are currently in-network with United Behavioral Health, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare, Medcom, and Medcost, and out-of-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and Medicaid, though we are in the process of getting in-network with these companies. As of July 1, 2016, under the North Carolina Autism Insurance Mandate, some insurance plans cover ABA up to $40,000/year until your child turns 18 under bill SB 676.

To find out if your insurance plan covers ABA services, please contact your insurance provider. You may need to consult your child’s physician for a “prescription for services” which will then be sent to your insurance provider to authorize prior to receiving therapy.

Certain employers may also provide support for ABA services for their employees. To find out if your employer offers any programs for ABA services, contact your HR department.


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