Fredericksburg: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment
Continuum Behavioral Health 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.
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PO Box 1232 Fredericksburg Va 22402 Phone: (800) 828.5659 Fax: (804) 539.5000
Meet Our Family
Bethany Deitz, MS, BCBA
Bethany began her career in ABA in 2013 and joined Continuum in 2018 as a Senior Consultant. She has worked with children and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings to include: schools, private family homes, sheltered workshops, state hospitals and community-based group homes. Bethany has presented at the state and international levels on Work and Home Based Interventions for An Adult with Mental Illness. During her time working in residential care, she created, systemized and replicated programs geared towards adaptive skill acquisition and increasing independence. Prior to her work in human services, she had extensive supervisory experience in the fields of health care, education and operations. Bethany earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University and her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Shenandoah University.
Meghan Hoffman, M.Ed., BCBA
Special Projects Coordinator
Ms Hoffman has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for 20 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.
Brittney Spiker, M.A., M.S., BCBA
Director of Supervision
Ms. 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.
Jennifer Ann Smith, M.Ed., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jennifer Smith attended Johns Hopkins University and received her Master’s degree in Special Education/Severe Disabilities (2010). She received a B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University (2004) and obtained a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University (2009). Jennifer has been practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2001. She began her career working as an ABA therapist and became a board certified associate behavior analyst (BCaBA) in 2007. She received her certification as a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in 2011. Jennifer enjoys making a connection with each client that BCS serves and loves receiving direct feedback from the families that she works with. Although it has been a part of her personal philosophy for years, Jennifer formally integrated “kindness” into her organization’s commitment and philosophy in 2018. She is active as a Goodwill Ambassador for World Kindness USA, voluntarily committing to making marked changes in her immediate community to create a kinder world. Through her efforts in 2018, her children’s elementary school became the first in the state of Virginia to adopt a kindness clause and commit to placing kindness on their agenda and in their curriculum. Jennifer’s passion is to marry the science of behavior analysis with compassion and kindness. She is a citizen scientist for Kindness.org, an organization committed to developing science-based evidence for the positive influence of kindness. Jennifer’s dream is to bring attention, education, and awareness to autism on a global scale.
Heather MacVean Ed.S., M.S., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Heather MacVean is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who completed her ABA coursework through Johns Hopkins University. She has an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology and a Masters in Psychology from Radford University. She has experience working with children in school settings as well as providing and supervising in-home therapy programs. Heather’s professional interests include early intervention services, social skills instruction, and promoting inclusion opportunities for children with disabilities.