Pennsylvania: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment

Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance serves Philadelphia and the greater Pennsylvania area.   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 here or reach us directly at (800)828-5659

PO BOX 8308
Radnor PA 19087

Phone (800)828-5659
Fax (866)857-0246

Allison Lovering Iwata, M.S. BCBA

Clinical Director


Allison Lovering Iwata is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University in 2008. From 2010 – 2013 she worked as a Behavioral Specialist for the Florida Department of Corrections and was a member of the team who designed and implemented the first ABA based behavior management unit for inmates engaging in violent problem behaviors. In 2013 she joined Kids on the Move’s Autism Center as the first ABA Consultant. In this position she helped to start the Autism Center, growing the client base from 4 to over 60 and the staff base from 7 to over 40. In 2015 she stepped into the role of Clinical Supervisor of the Autism Center and began providing BCBA Supervision to staff who were pursuing their BCBA certificates. She has served on the Utah Autism Coalition and was a member of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis. Allison has published research on a variety of different topics throughout her career and has written two self-help books. Allison’s clinical interests include language acquisition, functional skills training, social skills training, and behavior reduction. She also has a passion for supervision and enjoys providing clinical supervision to RBT staff as well as those pursuing
their BCBA certificates. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and discovering new music.


Courtney Matthews, M.S.

Junior Consultant

matthews bio picCourtney Matthews is a Behavior Specialist Consultant with Continuum Behavioral Health. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from West Chester University. She has worked in the field of ABA for over 7 years and has experience working with both center based and in home ABA models, and has worked with individuals of all ages. Her clinical interests include natural environment teaching, behavior reduction, caregiving and community training, and dual diagnosis treatment. Courtney is also passionate about marketing and community outreach. In her free time, Courtney enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and attending live music events.

Emily Ruch, M.S., BCBA

Senior Consultantruch bio pic

Emily Ruch is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Continuum Behavioral Health. Emily began working for Continuum in 2017. She obtained her Master’s degree in Psychological Sciences with an ABA concentration from Shippensburg University and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clinical Psychology.  She received extensive training in the education and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, with an emphasis in early intervention. She has worked as a Behavior Specialist Consultant for several years in the greater Philadelphia area. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with family, playing soccer, and traveling.

Our Awesome Staff:

heffron bio picEvan Heffron, Registered Behavior Technician
shamas bio picJordan Shamas, Registered Behavior Technician
skahan bio picNatalie Skahan, Registered Behavior Technician
Kayla Berger, Registered Behavior Technician