THerapy Team

Nadine Marcelo
Speech and Language Pathology Assistant 

Nadine received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology with a certificate in Gerontology at the University of Nevada Reno. She is a second-year Speech Pathology graduate clinician at California State University-East Bay. Nadine is currently on a break and plans to finish her Master’s degree after the 2020-2021 academic year. Nadine is an experienced ABA technician. She is also a multi-lingual, with Filipino (Tagalog) and English as her primary languages. Nadine has limited working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and experience with American Sign Language (ASL).

Alara Sabuncuyan, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist 

Alara received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington University. She initially interned at a school district in Alexandria, Virginia with special needs students, then was at a private practice in Frederick, Maryland for her clinical fellowship, and lastly in pediatric home health in Dallas, Texas before coming to WINGS. She has certifications in LSVT Loud and is PROMPT trained. She is also multilingual and is fluent in Turkish and English and proficient in Armenian. In her spare time, she likes to play with her dog Banksy, do arts and crafts, and do Pilates. 

Sydney Bates OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Sydney received a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from California Baptist University, Riverside and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She began working with children with Autism when she was eighteen as a nanny for her cousin who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s. This experience drove her to find a career that encompassed creativity, the body and the ability to help other children like her cousin. She continued to work with special needs children throughout her time in college. She worked as an aide at a private pediatric clinic in Los Gatos, CA, that provided OT services to children ages two to thirteen, in both clinic and school settings before coming to Wings.

Angeline Fernandes, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

I have been in the Bay Area for the past 12 years and have been working in school-based settings since then. I got my master’s degree in Mumbai, India in Advanced OT in Developmental Disabilities. I have a sensory integration certification from USC.  My clinical experience includes work in early intervention home-based setting, pediatric clinic, and public schools. I enjoy my roles of clinical manager for the school-based OT team at the therapy organization I work at, and of a fieldwork educator for OT students, because I love mentoring. I am currently pursuing Post-Professional Doctor of OT degree (OTD) at Boston University. When I’m not working, I enjoy tending to my flower garden patch, playing the piano, taking walks with my son and helping out at church.

Wings Learning Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD throughout their lifespan