Jacksonville | May Center for ABA Services



The May Center for ABA Services in Jacksonville, N.C., provides best practice intensive behavioral intervention to young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs. We also provide services to military families stationed in Camp Lejeune and the New River catchment area.

Now Accepting Applications for Early Learners Center-based Services!

Our center-based services provide social skills groups and early childhood therapy based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), with the goal of helping children build critical skills and reduce problem behaviors. Our Early Learner’s center-based program is designed for toddlers and young children. The program operates Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Children attending the center-based program are on-site for sessions that vary in length (e.g., 4-6 hour sessions) and are staffed one-to-one with a Registered Behavior Technician providing direct therapy under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our center has expanded home-based services to ensure our facility is able to continue providing medically necessary treatment within current CDC guidelines (e.g., social distancing requirements).

Direct therapy services are structured to address deficits with communication, social interaction, and functional independent living skills (e.g., toilet training). Behavior support plans are individualized for children with maladaptive behavior to identify and teach functional replacement skills. Additionally, parent training services are provided to all of the families with children attending the center-based program.

This program accepts the following insurances: BCBSNC. Cigna, Optum/UHC, Tricare, and Medicaid. If you don’t see your specific insurance company listed, please contact us. We may already be in-network with your plan.

Throughout the year, the Center’s staff members organize activities for the families they serve. These events, held at a variety of locations including nearby parks and a local horse farm, enable families to get together, enjoy activities in the community, and talk with each other about common concerns. They also provide a time for staff members to work with children on practicing social skills in different settings.

Meet our Team!

Christina Hardy, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-D, Program Director [view bio]

Camille Jones, M.A., LPA, BCBA, Program Supervisor [view bio]

Caroline Mueller, M.A., LPA, BCBA, Supervising BCBA

Caroline Mueller is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) under the North Carolina Psychology Board. Caroline earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018 from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Caroline completed her graduate internship at the Severe Behavior Program at the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health, during which she gained experience implementing functional behavior assessments and function-based treatments for children with challenging behaviors. Caroline has experience working with children in the home, school, and clinic settings.
Caroline now serves as a Behavior Analyst at the May Center for ABA Services in Jacksonville, NC. She conducts assessments (i.e., VB-MAPP, AFLS, etc.), writes and implements treatment plans, monitors progress through ongoing data analysis, and provides caregiver training. Caroline also trains and supervises Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) on the implementation of treatment protocols and data collection.
Kelsey Van Boxel, M.A., BCBA, Supervising BCBA
Kelsey Van Boxel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She earned a master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, in 2018. 
Kelsey completed her graduate internship with Access Family Services in Raleigh, N.C., during which she gained experience implementing early skill acquisition programs and function-based treatments for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Kelsey has experience working with children in the home, school, and clinic settings.
Kelsey now serves as a Behavior Analyst at the May Center for ABA services in Jacksonville, N.C.. Her responsibilities include assessment, development, and implementation of behavior support plans and treatment plans, ongoing data analysis and treatment plan modification to help support each child in meeting individual goals, and parent training. Kelsey also provides training and supervision to a team of Register Behavior Technicians (RBTs) that works with clients at the May Center. 

Research opportunities for families

May Institute is a leader in service, education, and research for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At our center, we provide direct service to children and families. We also offer training opportunities for professionals considering a career in behavior analysis, education, or psychology. Our center also actively promotes the conduct of research to develop and disseminate groundbreaking interventions. As part of this research, we sometimes offer services in settings outside of our center-based program, for example in schools or in the homes of participating families. Conducting research in different settings allows us to both maximize the number of children we can support in our center-based program and play a role in development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. 

To learn more about participating in a research project at one of our centers, click here. 


Christina Hardy, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-D   910.333.0814
200 Doctors Drive, Suite J | Jacksonville, NC 28546