Becky Gruetzmacher is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is passionate about providing evidence-based interventions to children with developmental delays and their families in order to improve their quality of life. Becky has extensive experience providing behavior services to individuals with limited language repertoires, self-injury, and medical complexities. After growing up with a sister with autism, Becky began working in the field of special education in 2001 at the Lighthouse Center of CT, where she supported students who were too aggressive to remain in the public schools and organized social groups for adults with intellectual delays. She has worked on a psychiatric unit and managed a group home for adults with intellectual delays. Becky received her initial training in ABA in 2006 through the Lovaas Institute. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Special Education from the University of Maryland in 2008 concentrating on the education of individuals with severe disabilities. After working in the field for many years, Becky completed the post-master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University in 2014. Since earning her Board Certification in 2015, Becky has provided clinical supervision in the in-home setting and was serving as the director of ABA for the Northern Virginia location of an in-home agency prior to joining Continuum as a Senior Behavior Analyst.
Becky is an active member of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysts, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and Association for Behavior Analysis International. In addition to participating in research funded by the NIH, Becky has been an invited speaker for a state training for the Virginia Department of Blind and Vision Impaired. When she is not working or attending conferences, Becky enjoys volunteering for Girl Scouts, volunteering for a community respite program, and spending time with her four children, one of whom has significant developmental and medical complexities.