Celebrate Ability Group Photo Founded by a special education teacher who saw a need to reach children beyond the classroom, Celebrate Ability is a company small enough to provide personalized attention, yet large enough to meet all of your waiver needs. We are most known for our fun and engaging Therapeutic Integration Program (TI). Our TI program is offered in central Montgomery County and it includes After School Care as well as Spring, Summer, and Winter Break Camps. Transportation to and from our site can be arranged on an as-needed basis. Our program specializes in a range of activities that empower and engage students by promoting the total development of each child. Some of our activities include art, instrumental performances, dance, yoga, drum lessons, organized sports, cooking, and movement classes.

Celebrate Ability also offers a full range of wrap-around in-home services including Family Consultation, Respite, and Individualized Intensive Support Services. We do not believe that there is only one therapeutic approach for all children with autism. For this reason, our team of Family Consultants is made up of members with a wide variety of relevant backgrounds, including Behavioral Analysts, Speech Pathologists, Transition Specialists, and those with Special Education experience. By pairing families with a Family Consultant who is the best match for their child, we are able to create truly individualized treatment plans that are effectively implemented by our experienced team of IISS and Respite Technicians.
Noel Bingham

Noel Bingham, M. Ed.
Founder and Executive Director

Noel Bingham began her career in working with students with autism as an IISS and respite technician over 20 years ago while she was an undergraduate at the Catholic University of America. She later went on to earn her graduate degree in Special Education from the University of Maryland. Noel then became a classroom teacher for students with autism and related disabilities. At that time, Noel also began family training for students on the Autism Waiver. Noel has always had a passion for music and began incorporating it into her classroom teaching. She was inspired to begin a camp based on her classroom model after realizing it was an effective tool to reach students with communication difficulties. In 2009, Noel became an approved Autism Waiver Medicaid provider and began Celebrate Ability, Initially, Celebrate Ability consisted of a six-week Saturday session specializing in making music and the arts more accessible for children with autism. Since that time, Celebrate Ability is proud to serve over 65 families with a diverse and professional workforce of over 100 professionals in Montgomery, Montgomery, Anne Arundal, Carroll, Frederick, and Prince George's Counties. Celebrate Ability has grown to include an after school program and a full range of in-home services including IISS Therapy, Respite services, Family Consultation and Adult Life Planning. In her spare time, Noel enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Kaori (Kay) Inoue

Kaori (Kay) Inoue
Director of In-Home Supports for Celebrate Ability

Kaori oversees daily operations, staffing, and HR. She uses her varied experience in the autism field to better serve our families. Prior to joining Celebrate Ability, Kay worked for the Child Development and Autism Centers at Nationwide Hospitals in Ohio and for the Center for Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Maryland. She brings her prior experience as an in home staff, a program manager for clients as young as 18 months to school age children, and a vocational manager for adults to help create programs for families striving for more independence for their children. She is dedicated to Celebrate Ability’s mission of helping families and individuals with autism and will continue to create more opportunities for independence and community engagement for individuals on the spectrum.

Jordan Edgley

Jordan Edgley, M.Ed.
Director of On-Site Services

Jordan graduated from the College of Charleston with her B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She then continued on to John’s Hopkins University, where she completed her master’s degree in Severe to Profound Special Education, as well as a certificate program in Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Jordan has been working in the Special Education field since 2009. Working in the classroom from 2009 to 2017, Jordan gained experience in roles as aide, assistant teacher and lead teacher. Her years in the school setting provided Jordan with a well-rounded view of the diverse needs and extraordinary abilities that individuals with Autism possess.

Jordan joined the Celebrate Ability team in 2017 and is excited to continue on the journey of helping individuals with Autism learn and grow in a safe, respectful and FUN environment!

Sina Huber-Daniels

Sina Huber-Daniels
Director of Administration

Sina Huber- Daniels is the Director of Administration who started that role for Celebrate Ability in September 2019. Sina specializes in financial and file sharing technologies. This includes billing, processing Payroll, maintaining filing systems of vital employee documents, and reaching out to newly onboarded employees. Sina is originally from Bavaria in Germany. After completing her four-year apprentice ship in Germany as a Hotel Industry Expert she worked as a Housekeeping Manager in a first class Familotel. Sina’s desire to travel led her to various places, such as Europe, Mexico, and the United States. During her time in Mexico she was not only backpacking, but also working as a Tour Guide. Learning about a diverse set of cultures and gaining a different world perspective from traveling has created a desire to make a positive impact in the world. When Sina isn’t glued to her desk you can find her baking cakes or doing professional organizing on the side. The opportunity to see a positive impact on the community is what excites her most about working for Celebrate Ability.

Debbie McDaniels

Debbie McDaniels
Therapeutic Integration Coordinator and Art Specialist

Debbie has been with Celebrate Ability since its inception over ten years ago. She appreciates all the fabulous staff and clients who have graced the organization throughout the years. Debbie’s organizational skills are an asset to our busy TI program as she coordinates student/staffing ratios, transportation, and staff timesheets. Additionally, Debbie is the creative mind behind our art program (you can see our students’ creations on Facebook!).  She has also been a Special Education Para Educator with MCPS for 28+ years. Debbie worked in the Autism program for more than ten years, before expanding her knowledge with the opportunity to work in the Transition Services Unit.  There, Debbie was part of the founding staff for the Community and Career Connection program. As part of the CCC-MC program, she provides travel training, vocational opportunities at multiple jobsites, community support and academic support for her students. She is the mother of nine children. In her spare time, Debbie enjoy watching her daughter play D1 lacrosse at UNC and reading James Patterson books. 

Patricia Kilburn

Patricia Kilburn
Therapeutic Integrations Athletic Inclusion Specialist Mandarin Interpreter

Patricia is a nationally certified massage therapist.  She has worked with the NIU basketball team, Studio One Spa and as an independent contractor. Patricia has an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as proper kinesthetic movement of the body. As Celebrate Ability’s Circuit Training expert, she targets the students’ upper body, core, and lower body in order to promote coordination, strength and overall health. Patricia works with other specialist to ensure each student is included to their maximum potential using modification and individualization.  Patricia is fluent in Mandarin.  As a parent of two children on the autism spectrum, she understands the plight of parents who advocate for their child’s therapeutic, educational, and medical needs on a daily basis.