Angie and Nicole formed Speak UP, LLC after successfully launching AAC into a rural, public school intense interventions setting. Nicole and Angie started from "bare bones" resources to build multiple instructional tools, strategies and implementation practices that brought about academic and social successes for students utilizing AAC.
Plan ahead, go with the flow, and think outside the box!
Honors for Nicole: Certificate of Clinical Competence, July 2000 Outstanding Academic & Clinical Achievement, 1999 Outstanding Academic & Clinical Achievement, 1997 Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995 Honors for Angie: Sagamore of the Wabash: Governor Evan Bayh, 1996 Key to the City of Indianapolis: Governor Evan Bayh, 1996 Golden Apple Award: 2005 Dr. Charles E. Caylor Founder’s Society for Meritorious Service: 2007 Elks Distinguished Citizen Award: 2008 - 2011 Sons of the American Legion Community Service Award: 2012 Teacher of the Year: Bluffton Harrison MSD, 2014 Starfish Award: PATINS, 2017
Nicole's Education History: Ball State University BS Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology May 1997 Muncie, Indiana Ball State University MA Speech-Language Pathology May 1999 Muncie, Indiana Angie's Education History: Ball State University/BS Special Education August 1996 to May 2000 Muncie, Indiana
Angela Sheets is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in special education. She has taught elementary intense interventions for 18 years. She is passionate about designing access for all students to meet their greatest potential. Sheets is also a parent of a child who has cerebral palsy, who is an assistive tech user. Sheets has co-presented at PATINS, Indiana Principals’ Association, Indiana AAC Summit, OCALICON, ATIA, SXSW.edu, Center for AAC and Autism and AAC in the Cloud. In addition, she has served two years on the ISTAR Content Review Panel, has had guest posts on the AAC Language Lab and PrAACtical AAC, and is a certified LAMP professional. Nicole Wingate, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor's of science degree in speech-language pathology and audiology and a master's in speech-language pathology. She has worked in a public school setting for 18 years. She is passionate about optimizing her students' communication abilities so that they may become competent communicators. Wingate has co-presented at PATINS, Indiana Principals’ Association, Indiana AAC Summit, OCALICON, ATIA, SXSW.edu, Center for AAC and Autism and AAC in the Cloud. Nicole has had guest posts on the AAC Language Lab and PrAACtical AAC and is a certified LAMP professional.