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.
President

Noel Bingham has 20 years of experience working with children with autism. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of America and her graduate degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Severe Disabilities from the University of Maryland. 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 began Celebrate Ability’s first 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 50 families and has grown to include an after school program and a full range of in-home Services.

Emily Luedtke

Emily Luedtke, M. Ed.
Program Director

Emily Luedtke is our Program Director and Therapeutic Integration Camp Supervisor. Additionally, she provides Family Consultation and Adult Life Planning Services. She received her Master’s in Secondary Special Education from the University of Maryland with a certificate in Severe/Profound Disabilities and worked as a Transition Support Teacher before joining the Celebrate Ability team.

Kristina Ackley

Kristina Ackley, M. Ed.
Director of Operations

Kristina is one of our Family Consultants and provides administrative support. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master's in Early Childhood Education with a certificate in Severe/Profound Disabilities. She has worked with Celebrate Ability since 2011.