Key Staff

Rebecca Roe

Program Director and Co-Founder

Rebecca “Becky” Roe graduated from Moravian College with a B.A in Psychology and Sociology. After college she pursued her certification in Special Education, specifically concentrating on grade six to adult.  Early in her career, she worked as a counselor for an independent living program supporting youth 18-21, who had aged out of the system and needed to learn basic life skills to live on their own. Before developing CPP, Rebecca taught at the Ivymount School for eight years. Rebecca has worked with individuals with disabilities in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area for fourteen years and has close, long standing relationships with these individuals and their families.  In addition to being the CPP Program Director, Rebecca also works privately with individuals developing their independent living, social and recreation/leisure skills.   

 

Jennifer Etzel

Director of Admissions and Outreach

Jennifer Etzel has worked with individuals with various disabilities for 10 years throughout Maryland and Virginia. She has a Masters in Special Education from George Mason University, and taught in the Ivymount School, Autism Program (Rockville, MD) for four years. While at Ivymount she found her passion for working with young adults with disabilities during their transition years from school into community life. After having her daughter in Fall 2013, she decided to work independently in the community supporting adults who have transitioned out of school by planning and teaching daily living, employment, recreation, and social skill goals. She is also a trained Support Broker under the Maryland Department of Disabilities- Self Directed Wavier.  She has called Maryland home for her whole life and has lived and worked specifically in Montgomery County for six years, currently residing with her husband, daughter, and American Bulldog pup.

Steven Fischer

Assistant Program Director

Steven Fischer has been fortunate to work with individuals with developmental disabilities in support and supervisory roles, including as a Autism Specialist, Special Education Curriculum Specialist, Lead Behavior Therapist, Job Coach, Community Support Instructor, Assistant Teacher and Paraeducator. He earned a Master of Science in Severe Disabilities and Autism Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Steven has experience with individuals of all ages who present with diagnoses including autism (ASD), intellectual disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in classrooms, community, vocational and in-home environments. Steven sees vocational training as one of the most important aspects of the whole-person therapeutic approach needed by adults with developmental disabilities. He is honored to have a role in working with adults with developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers, to prepare and train them to conquer the challenges they face in their work and everyday lives.

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