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 Catholic University of America. Noel later went on to earn her graduate degree in Special Education from the University of Maryland, Where she 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 in Maryland  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, Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, and Prince George‚Äôs 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. Noel enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in her spare time.