Scott Shepard, M.A., Ed.
Executive Director, Avenues SLS
Scott has been a part-time faculty at CSU Northridge for over 25 years, teaching courses on Positive Behavior Support and Functional Assessment, and Issues related to Transition for Individuals with disabilities. He serves on the Santa Clarita Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, the NLACRC Vendor Advisory Committee, and the Cal-TASH Board of Directors. Scott’s main job is coordinating supported living services for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities through Avenues SLS, a non-profit that provides supported living and individualized day services in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley areas. National educator/presenter on topics related to Positive Behavior Support, Supported Living, Issues Related to Transition (also workshops in Canada & Guatemala).
Lori Shepard, M.S., ATHS
Director of Operations, Avenues SLS
Lori has spent 35 years providing support to people in community based settings. In addition to Avenues SLS, she is also a Consultant in Assistive Technology, helping students, adults and seniors to communicate, access their education, control their environment and participate in all life has to offer with a focus on aging and end-of-life planning for people with developmental disabilities. Lori represents the interest of one of the people supported by Avenues SLS as a board member of that person’s condo associations.