Maryland: 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.

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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.


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.