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Our Mission

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

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Our Vision

Charting personalized paths to the extraordinary.

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Our Motto

Embrace the Adventure

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 three 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.

  1. CAC becomes Incorporated

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  2. Our San Diego Center Opens

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  3. CAC Signs agreement with Florida Institute of Technology

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  4. Our Oceanside Center Opens

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  5. CAC Community Cares Program Established

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  6. Our Temecula Center Opens

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  7. CAC becomes certified as Continuing Education Provider

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

  8. CAC wins Best Mental Health Service 2018 La Mesa Award

    A Greco-Roman text between the 1st and 3rd centuries, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, mentioned the island of Menuthias (Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς), which is probably Unguja.[11] Zanzibar, like the nearby coast, was settled by Bantu-speakers at the outset of the first millennium. Archaeological finds at Fukuchani.

Community Partner

Our goal is to help children develop the skills they need to thrive in a variety of settings beyond the center and the home. To support this goal, we provide opportunities for children with autism to interact with their neuro-typical peers and with the community at large. CAC has fostered community partnership with local non-profits, city chambers, and military family service programs.

Embrace the Adventure
Meet our Adventure Team