Autism Therapy Center
Near Durham, NC

At The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis, we aspire to help children with autism thrive. We provide ABA therapy services through our center in Cary, North Carolina to support you and your family, and ensure that every child with autism reaches their full potential by creating a positive, engaging environment for them to learn and grow.

Experienced Autism Therapy Specialists

Our highly trained staff is made up of experienced Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Together, our team develops and utilizes flexible programming to help our clients succeed, using ABA techniques to track their progress and provide you and your family with measurable results.

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Our Autism Therapy Services Near Durham, NC

Each of the programs we offer can be adapted to meet your child’s needs, because every individual with autism will have different communication skills and behaviors. We take special care to design our treatment programs with your family’s goals and concerns in mind.

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Individual ABA Therapy

ABA therapy is considered to be the “gold standard” in autism treatment, and has been since its development several decades ago. Unlike earlier versions of ABA therapy — which have since been criticized as too harsh — our approach focuses on getting to know your child in order to better understand how to provide them with the most effective treatment. We’ll figure out what motivates them to learn, then use that as positive reinforcement.

At our autism center in Cary, we offer one-on-one therapy sessions in a “classroom,” but we’re able to bring our services into your home or another natural setting if needed. After your initial consultation and assessment, our BCBAs will craft a personalized treatment plan for your child. Then, an RBT will work with them individually to meet the goals outlined by the BCBA and your family, whether it’s to develop communication skills or to replace negative behaviors with constructive alternatives.

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Group Therapy

During group therapy, your child will be placed in a group of 3-6 of their peers to work on different social, behavioral, or communication skills. Each child will be guided by a dedicated RBT to support them as they play and to help them meet their goals for the day, whatever they may be. As a parent, you’ll receive detailed reports of each session, outlining strategies for you to help support your child while they are engaging with others outside the “classroom.”

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School Readiness Program

Our School Readiness Program is geared toward helping your child transition into a general education, public school, or even an employment setting. Designed for children 3-16 years old, this program will take into account your child’s individual and functional needs and create a unique plan for them, which may include supplemental academic instruction as well as community-based activities for life skills development.

Proudly Serving Durham, NC

Our autism therapy center in Cary is proud to serve Durham and the surrounding communities, including Joyland, Oak Grove, Bethseda, Gorman, Willow Ridge, Butner, Creedmoor, Stem, Oxford, and Schley.

Whether you’re checking out the Museum of Life and Science or enjoying the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens, we’re here to help your family enjoy Durham, and to support you in everything you do.


Driving Directions from Durham

We are located at 956 W Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511.

To reach us from central Durham, take NC-146 S south until you reach exit 5A for I-40 E toward Raleigh. Merge onto I-40 E and continue east for 3.2 miles, then take exit 287 for N Harrison Avenue. Keep right at the fork and make a right onto N Harrison Ave, and continue for about 5 miles, passing Harris Teeter on your left a little over halfway there. When you come to W Chatham St, make a right, and you’ll pass Kababish Cafe on your left right after you turn. Continue for about half a mile and take the third exit at the traffic circle to stay on W Chatham St, and then continue for another mile and you’ll find us on your right.