Profile

First Name

Brenda Smith

Last Name

Smith

Location

4112 S Judy Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, USA

Work Number

605-770-6098

Email Address mbsmit@msn.com
Home Number

605-371-1449

Cell Number

605-770-6098

FOCUS AREAS

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition

TLCPCP Trainer Certifications

Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Families Planning Together (1 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: People Planning Together (1 Day Instructor-Led)

Biography

I have been involved in the field of developmental disabilities for over 35 years.  My educational background is in elementary and special education.  Over the years I have worked with children, families, adults, teachers, providers, and other professionals.    I am passionate about this work. I strive to help families envision positive futures for their family member.  I also continue to actively advocate and work for systems change in our schools and DD programs in our state.

I have learned so much over the years.  My beliefs, values, and efforts have been shaped by our son who experiences disability.  He has given me a greater focus on “what really matters”.   My work reflects what I have learned from my son, others with disabilities, families, and professionals I respect in this field.   I believe everyone should have the opportunity and support to be in “hot pursuit” of a great life.  There are so many possibilities!  A quote that guides me is by Emily Dickinson, “I dwell in possibility.”