Delaware: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment

Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance serves Delaware and the surrounding regions.   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

1000 North West Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801

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

Suzanne Hughes, M.A. BCBA

Clinical Director


Ms. Suzanne Hughes is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s Degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from Rowan University. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2007 with children, adolescents, and adults in residential, vocational, and educational settings. She has also delivered presentations and workshops at local and international conferences. Suzanne’s professional interests include the application of behavior analysis to health related behavior, social skills, community based instruction, transition to adulthood, and the functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior.


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.