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Dr. Jacki Anderson – Women’s History Month 2020

Dr. Jacki Anderson has been a key member of researchers and trainers who paved the development of what we now know as Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBS/PBIS). She was the Training Coordinator for the NIDRR Research and Training Center on Positive...

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COVID 19 – Information & Presentations To Share

COVID-19 Information: Click on the link below to view. COVID-19 Info to share with people we support Supporting people, their families, and the people that support them through COVID-19: A Service Provider Perspective Presentation in English: Click on the link below...

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Kathy Gee – Women’s History Month 2020

Dr. Kathy Gee is a full-time, tenured Professor in the Masters of Education Special Education Teaching credentials program (MASET) at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). She coordinates the Specialist Credential in Extensive Support Needs in the Department...

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Eileen Medina – Women’s History Month 2020

Eileen Medina moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1977. She began her work in special education when her 3rd child, Matthew, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She was a staff development trainer in special education for the California Department of Education for...

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Barbara Ransom – Women’s History Month 2020

Barbara Ransom received her B.S.Ed. in 1971 with the thought that she would do what she had been born to do — be a teacher — for the rest of her life. Barbara applied her teaching credentials to almost every level of education — wisely leaving the middle school...

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Ilene Arenberg – Women’s History Month 2020

Ilene was one of the performers in the televised Jay Nolan (JNCS) telethons which raised money to fund initial services for Jay Nolan in the early 1980s. She later became one of the starting participants in that agency's residential Apartment Program in 1981. In 1988,...

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Avenues SLS 2019 Year-End Giving

Now more than ever, Avenues SLS needs to fill the gaps in funding that the state is not covering. With no rate increases from California since 2016, all of our state revenue goes towards wages for our instructional coaches. Your donation in any amount will help...

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Janelle’s life has not been an easy one.

 "2019 - Inspirational Story"  https://binkd.co/gE1zT Janelle’s life has not been an easy one.  Abandoned at an orphanage in Seoul, Korea at the age of 3 months, Janelle was adopted by SCV residents when she was about one year old. She came to her new home...

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Cheryl Mayfield – Women’s History Month 2019

Cheryl Mayfield is one of the founding Board Members of Avenues SLS (since 1997), and lives in an accessible mobile home she purchased with the assistance of some housing grants.  Cheryl studied for her AA degree at LA Valley College & Mission College, wrote a...

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