aryland: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment

Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance serves the state of Maryland, including Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard, Baltimore, Harford, Cecil, and Anne Arundel Counties.  During the assessment process, each child receives a comprehensive functional assessment that identifies core deficits and problem behaviors that may be interfering with the child’s ability to learn and participate in daily life at home, school and in the community. Every child’s program is individualized to meet his or her needs, learning style and guided by what is developmentally expected.

Need assistance or have questions? Please feel free to contact us 

8950 Rt. 108 Suite 123
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (800) 828.5659
Fax: (866) 857.0246

 

 

 

 

 

Meghan Hoffman, M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director
meghanhoffman-281x300Ms Hoffman has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for 16 years. She received her Masters in Special Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University in 2006 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She worked as a teacher and supervisor at The Ivymount School for 11 years serving students aged 5 through 21. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University teaching graduate level coursework approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and supervised graduate students in their internships through The University Practicum Program. Meghan continues to provide consultative services to families and schools, working with students aged 2 through 26. In addition to her role as consultant and professor, she provides trainings and workshops to schools and organizations throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

 

Leadership Team:

Nita Adkins, M.S., BCBA

Board Certified/Licensed Behavior Analyst
nita-adkinsNita is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who completed her BCBA coursework through Penn State University. She has a Masters in Counseling Studies from Capella University and a Bachelors in Psychology from Messiah College. She has over 10 years of experience working with a variety of special needs students ages 2-22 in school, home, and community settings across Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nita’s enjoys using each student’s interests to help them find their own level of independence for each of their environments. She has extensive experience in training and directly collaborating with families, schools, and local organizations. Her passion is to spread awareness of techniques that work for special needs students while also helping communities embrace and work successfully with these types of learners.

 

Miriam Chohan M.S., BCBA

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Mariam Chohan has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for 10 years and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Masters of Science in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Behavior Analysis at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at City University of New York Queens College teaching undergraduate level psychology coursework, such as developmental disabilities and developmental psychology. In addition to her role as consultant and professor, her research interests include developing culturally sensitive interventions, and interventions for nonverbal communication skills for young children with autism. Mariam has also provided parent trainings and conducted workshops and presentations at national conferences.

Haili Hartman


Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Licensed Behavior Analyst

Haili has a Bachelors of Science degree from James Madison University, MA and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. She is actively pursuing supervision to complete requirements to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam. Haili has five years experience as an instructor providing 1:1 therapy to children with autism and other related disorders. Haili’s professional interests include vocational training, daily living skills, functional-communication training and helping to train other staff the most effective/ethical ABA practice. Haili is also the Behavior Tech Manager here at Continuum Behavioral Health. She is in charge of scheduling all of the Behavior Technicians, oversees the Lead Behavior Technician Team, recruitment of Behavior Technicians, maintains Behavior Technicians ongoing professional development and assists with the ABA Home Programming Training.

 

Brittney Spiker, M.A., BCBA

Board Certified/Licensed Behavior Analyst
brittanyspiker-150x150Ms. Brittney Spiker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Frostburg State University where she completed her undergraduate internship at the Allegany County Infants and Toddlers Program.  She went on to obtain her Master of Art’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University, and is currently studying for her Master’s of Science in Early Childhood Special Education from Johns Hopkins University.  Her professional training includes working as a teacher in the Autism Program at the Ivymount School, as well as, providing and supervising home-based ABA programs for children with autism. Her professional interests include early intervention, effective classroom instruction for children with autism, and functional communication.

 

Devon Troy, M.Ed, BCBA

Board Certified/Licensed Behavior Analyst

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Ms. Devon Troy received her Bachelor’s of Science from Virginia Tech in Human Development. She went on to get her Master’s from Johns Hopkins University in Special Education with a concentration on grades K-8. Devon has taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms. She received her certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University. She has done both in-home and school based ABA with ages 3-10. Her interests in the field include verbal behavior and natural environment teaching.

 

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