Noel Woolard, M.Ed., BCBA
Technical Assistance Associate
Noel has been working with people with autism since 1994. She holds degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Rutgers University. She began her career in autism working under Mary Jane Weiss and David Celiberi at the Rutgers Autism Program before moving to Virginia in 2001 to work as Program Director for Commonwealth Autism Services. Noel has worked in the public school setting as a para professional and special education teacher and has supported student with autism, deaf-blindness, and developmental delays. In 2008, Noel created and is currently teaching autism coursework endorsed by the Virginia Autism Council at Rappahannock Community College. She is a founding member of the Virginia Autism Council and is certified in behavior analysis. Noel joined the ACE team in 2011 and supports public school divisions in the Northern Neck of Virginia, Hampton City, and Spotsylvania County. Noel lives in the Northern Neck of Virginia with her husband and four kids and loves spending time on the Chesapeake Bay with her family.