Fredericksburg: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment

Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance serves Northern Virginia, including Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Prince William and Loudoun Counties, as well as the City of Alexandria and the City of Manassas. 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 1.800.828.5659

PO Box 1232
Fredericksburg Va 22402
Phone: (540) 679.9534
Fax: (804) 539.5000

Ali Porpora, M.S. BCBA

Clinical Director


Ali Porpora graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduation, Ali moved to Colorado and began working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities by providing home and center-based behavior analytic services as a therapist with Continuum. While in Colorado, Ali completed her Masters of Science in ABA & Autism at The Sage Colleges and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked with clients 2-21 years of age with a range of diagnoses to include Autism, Down Syndrome, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Juvenile Batten Disease, and ADHD. Ali is now back on the east coast directing our Fredericksburg location!

Anneliza Ross, M.Ed. BCBA


Clinical Manager

Ms. Anneliza Ross is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education. She earned her Master’s at University of Alaska Southeast. Liza earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University with a major in Psychology and a double minor in Spanish and Sociology. She began her career in 2000 and for over 10 years, she has taught students with a range of disabilities, such as, Autism, ADHD, Bi-polar, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Down Syndrome.

Heather DeMarr, M.S., BCBA

Board Certified/Licensed Behavior Analyst

Heather DeMarr is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who earned her Master’s degree in
heatherdemarr-225x300Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has been working with children with developmental disabilities since 2008, beginning her ABA career as an instructor. She has experience working with children and adults aged 2-22 diagnosed with: Autism, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, and various chromosomal abnormalities. Her interests include: functional communication and language building, daily living, and vocational skills.