Academic Classroom Program
in Cary, NC

At The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis, we help children with autism function independently and adapt to new situations using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methods. When you come to us for ABA therapy in Cary, NC, we’ll create a tailored treatment plan just for your child to help them reach different social, behavioral, and communication goals.

Every child with autism is unique, and we recognize that every one of our clients will need a different support structure, especially for specific situations such as traditional classroom learning. That’s why we’ve developed our Academic Classroom Program to support students with autism in the classroom, and to help ease their transition from our “classroom” to a general education and public school setting.

About Our ABA Classroom Program


Our Academic Classroom Program is designed for children who are effective and independent communicators; will initiate play with their peers independently or with minimal prompting; are able to follow 2-3 step instructions; and have limited unwanted behaviors. (Our individual ABA therapy or group ABA therapy programs are a great place to start if your child hasn’t yet hit these targets!)

Academic Classroom Program sessions consist of classroom readiness groups with a maximum of ten children in each class, and it’s a private pay program, which means it’s not funded through your insurance. Classes take place at our clinic from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, five days per week.

Autistic children playing with classroom friends outside
Registered behavior technician helping an autistic child with learning and therapy

Getting Started

During our first meeting with your child, one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will conduct their initial assessment and use that to create a diagnostic report that will determine our clinical recommendations and determine if ABA therapy in the classroom will benefit your child.

Depending on the outcome of this, we’ll decide if your child could participate in the classroom setting independently, with a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) supervising, or one-on-one with an RBT. As a parent, you’ll receive a detailed monthly report, along with tips to help you support your child as they learn outside our “classroom.”

Program Details

Like with our individual and group therapy programs, every child’s plan will take into consideration their individual and functional needs, as well as their age, goals, and the specific classroom setting they’re transitioning into.

  • Instruction will consist of a variety of age-appropriate thematic activities, including but not limited to:
  • North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) Common Core and extended content instruction
  • North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) Common Core and extended content instruction
  • Specialized ABA and verbal behavior instruction

With that in mind, every child’s plan will be a little different, and additional support is available depending on their needs. For example, if your child is homeschooled, we’ll provide 30 hours of supplemental instruction.

Academic Classroom
for Children with Autism in Cary, NC

Children with autism are like any other child — they just need additional guidance and support to reach their full potential. Adjusting to new situations will sometimes require some extra preparation in order for them to thrive, and our Academic Classroom Program will set the stage for a lifetime of success.

For questions about our Academic Classroom Program, don’t hesitate to contact us today!


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