Our Mission

At Comprehensive Autism Center, we help people navigate the complexities and challenges that accompany a diagnosis of autism. We collaborate with families to chart their personalized paths to the extraordinary. We work toward the daily miracles that have a life-changing impact.

We cultivate daily miracles through the balance of clinical expertise and genuine compassion.

Our Core Values

PLAYFUL

ETHICAL

GENEROUS

RELENTLESS

Our Story

In 2008, BCBA Andrea Macken came to a life-changing realization: if she truly wanted to help these families transform a diagnosis of autism into an opportunity for hope, she would need to do it the right way – her way – from a place of genuine compassion, joy, as well as clinical expertise. With her husband, Andi and Chris founded Comprehensive Autism Center on a personal commitment to help not just children, but whole families navigate the complexities and chaos that comes with a diagnosis of autism, and rediscover the joy and playfulness of growing together in childhood.

Today, CAC operates four centers that provide a hybrid program that may include in-center and in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for families living with autism, located across Southern California. Our programs are designed to teach the critical skills children need to lead productive and happy lives. We also offer a full range of services including training, tools and coordinated care to guide families through their journey.