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 200 families with a diverse and professional workforce of over 250 professionals in 12 counties across Maryland (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Washington Counties. Celebrate Ability has grown to include virtual programs, family support groups, and a full range of in-home services including IISS service, TI service, Respite service, Family Consultation, and Adult Life Planning. Noel enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in her spare time.