About Champ Maryland Autism Waiver Services

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2275 Research Blvd, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: 301-591-9776
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Who is ChAMP?

ChAMP is a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Certified Special Educators, and experienced applied behavior analysis instructors, that strives to meet the unique needs of children with autism and related disorders.

ChAMP became an Autism Waiver Service Provider in 2004. We have two office locations: one in Rockville, Montgomery County, and one in Towson, Baltimore County. Having two locations allows us to better serve families throughout the state of Maryland. ChAMP provides services for children in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Washington County. We are not limited to these counties and are willing to speak with anyone seeking services within the state of Maryland.


ChAMP strives to maintain open communication with families, employees, service coordinators and MSDE. In so doing, we are able to comply with state regulations while maintaining integrity and flexibility to meet the needs of our clients.

ChAMP Mission

The mission of Children Achieving Maximum Potential, Inc. is to provide individuals with autism and related disorders comprehensive science-based treatments through intensive individualized instruction.

Our goal is for individuals with autism to learn to communicate effectively, become increasingly independent, interact appropriately with others in the community and their home, enjoy their learning experiences, and to be treated with respect, courtesy and dignity.


Our Philosphy

Like our name states, we believe that children with autism can achieve their maximum potential with implementation of individualized research-based interventions. We believe the best route to effective treatment begins with educating the family and those closest to the child.


Office Location:


Children Achieving Maximum Potential

2275 Research Blvd

Suite 500

Rockville, MD 20850


Telephone: 301-591-9776



ChAMP's Faces

ChAMP is run by a small, but powerful team of three professionals dedicated to providing quality therapeutic services to children with Autism. When you call ChAMP you will always speak with one of three individuals. In other words you will always speak with someone who cares about you and your child and is familiar with your child's treatment plan, needs, and treatment team.

Kimberly E. De Jong, M.S., BCBA Co-Founder/President

Kimberly De Jong is co-founder and President of Children Achieving Maximum Potential, Inc. She holds a M.S. from The Johns Hopkins University and completed post-graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Penn State University. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004. Prior to creating ChAMP in 2003, she had several years of management experience in high technology companies, including 14 years at IBM. As a parent to a child with autism, she became a BCBA and is committed to applying proven therapeutic methods to the treatment of children with autism.

Tristi Boone , JD, BCBA Co-Founder/Vice President

Tristi is co-founder and Vice President of Children Achieving Maximum Potential. She holds a B.S. from George Mason University and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America. She is a barred attorney in the state of Maryland and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her own personal experience as a parent to two children with special needs has been her driving force to help children with autism and their families.

Emily started in her current position with ChAMP in 2012. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Washington College and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a barred attorney in the state of Maryland. Emily has extensive experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism and their parents in therapeutic settings and as an advocate and lawyer.