Kendra Pittman Smith, BSc is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, who has always had a passion to help others. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Kendra developed her own non-profit, Heartfelt Connections Inc., that services the needs of individuals with children who have been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, OCD, and other exceptionalities.
She launched Heartfelt Conversations to create a platform for parents to be transparent about their journey with children who have special needs.
As an advocate for people, Kendra has committed to serving seniors in the home health field for over 20 years. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Kendra focuses on key initiatives to support others in her community. She is also the Health Advisor for Empowered by Pink, a non-profit that supports and empowers women with breast cancer. She shares her journey with empathy and transparency from
her own experiences with her daughters, who have exceptionalities. Kendra is a Certified Life Coach and a licensed insurance agent for the State of Georgia. She is also the Business Development Director for Canopy Lifestyles.
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Follow the account of an autism mom whose daughter, despite attending various therapies, began to revert to previous behaviors due to social anxiety. My youngest daughter is autistic and suffers from social anxiety. At first, I thought the characteristics she was exhibiting was a part of her diagnosis, so I was not concerned about the
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