The Center for Autism Research, Evaluation and Service (CARES)


CARES Services

CARES provides an array of coordinated, comprehensive treatment and support services for children and families living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Utilizing research-based and well-established interventions, CARES programs are individualized to meet the specific needs of those we serve including infants and toddlers, children, youth, adults and families. We offer interventions in the home, school settings, community and at our centers.

We accept most insurance plans and offer private pay services. CARES is also a vendor of the San Diego, Orange County and Inland Regional Centers and most school districts in these areas. Learn more about our services.

How We Help 

Our commitment is to provide innovative and quality services to enhance each child’s and their family’s quality of life. We understand that with early intervention, there is increased opportunity for success to help children reach their fullest potential. CARES works together with parents to determine what interventions are best for the child and to begin services as early as possible to:

  • Increase and improve skills in language, play and socialization.
  • Decrease behaviors that interfere with daily functioning and learning.
  • Reduce or eliminate self-injurious and repetitive behaviors.
  • Increase attention span and improve adaptive skills.
  • Assist in developing interactive and enjoyable relationships with family and peers.
  • Practice new skills to increase independence.

In addition, CARES provides counseling and other support services to individuals, parents, siblings and couples. We offer educational evaluations, staff trainings and behavior consultation in the classroom and at the request of the school districts. CARES also develops and promotes research aimed to improve clinical practice and outcomes.

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