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ABOUT ME

Jordan Smelley is a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist in Texas and a person in long-term recovery from Intellectual and Developmental Differences with Co-occurring Mental Health challenges. Jordan defines his own recovery in relation to the opportunities available to present and educate the community on topics around supporting individuals with IDD. He prioritizes his ability to advocate for himself and others, as well as find robust resources to address ongoing issues that may present. Jordan has created and delivered various presentations and is involved in IDD Peer Support projects throughout Texas. Including the honor of being selected to present at the NAMI Texas 2022 Conference on November 5th. Jordan is passionate about ensuring individuals with IDD can get Peer Support services necessary when they are ready to receive them.

 

FIRST EVER RECOVERY GOT TALENT PERFORMANCE

February 2019

First performer for first ever Recovery Got Talent show at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX.

PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION WITH YOUNG PEER MENTOR ENDORSEMENT

March 2019

Texas Certification Board

PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUTH WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

June 25, 2019 to August 8, 2019

Peer Support Group at Reach of Plano for Youth ages 14-22.  Met on Thursdays except for week of July 4th

APPOINTED TO TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

April 2020

Youth/Young Adult Representative

BLOG POST POSTED TO CENTER OF ADOLESCENT STUDIES BLOG

June 2020

Wrote blog titled 3 Tips for Working with Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Trauma

MEMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE OF TEXAS HHSC BHAC

July 2020

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WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN FACILITATOR CERTIFICATION

July 2020

Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

SPOKE BEFORE LEARNING COLLABORATIVE FOR TEXAS HHSC OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR THOSE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FUNDING

July 24, 2020

Spoke before this learning collaborative on my experiences with Peer Support and WRAP and advocated for these services to be eligible services for the funding they were deciding how to best use.

BHAC CO-CHAIR

August 7, 2020

Won Co-chair election for Texas Health and Human Services Commission Behavioral Health Advisory Committee by unanimous vote

2021 SOC/CRCG CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBER

October 2020

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WEBINAR WITH NAMI TEXAS

October 29, 2020

Did my presentation titled Self-Advocacy within the College Academic Environment and the Workforce Environment

SPEAKER FOR NAMI TEXAS 2020 CONFERENCE

Fall 2020

Was chosen to be a speaker at NAMI Texas 2020 Conference.  However Conference was canceled due to COVID-19 and I did my presentation in webinar format on October 29, 2020

PRESENTER FOR TRAUMA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

December 4, 2020

Speaking on my experience with mental health professionals who didn't listen to me vs mental health professionals who listened to me and how feeling and being listened to made a difference.

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST VIEW OF IDD AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PRESENTATION FOR THE HUB LEARNING COMMUNITY, A TRANSITION SUPPORT TEAM AT INTEGRAL CARE

March 22, 2021

By participating in this training participants will:
•    Understanding of how you say things to patients does affect their recovery
•    Basic Understanding of what Peer Support is and what a Peer Support Specialist does
•    How individuals with IDD can benefit from receiving Peer Support Services
•    Know where to go for more information on Texas Medicaid Billable Peer Support Certifications 

MEETING WITH SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES POLICY ANALYST

April 1, 2021

Meeting with Jordan Parr who's the Policy Analyst for this legislative committee to discuss SB 1457 which would expand Peer Support to Individual with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as a Medicaid Benefit.

MEETING WITH SENATOR POWELL'S POLICY ANALYST

April 9, 2021

Meeting with Alyssa Hutchison who's Senator Powell's Policy Analyst to discuss SB 1457 which would expand Peer Support to Individual with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as a Medicaid Benefit.

NAMI TEXAS 2021 CONFERENCE SPEAKER

November 12, 2021

Presented Overview of Potential Support Needs for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2022 SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

April 2022

pre-recorded workshop titled “Overview of Potential Support Needs for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

NAMICON 2022 PRESENTER

June 16, 2022

Presentation titled Self Advocacy within the College Academic Env. and Workforce Env.

COPYRIGH APPROVAL

August 2, 2022

US Copyright Office Application for Worksheet titled Using Self-Awarness to Advocate for Support Needs in Different Environments was approved.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEER SUPPORTERS 2022 CONFERENCE SPEAKER

October 20, 2022

DId Overview of Potential Support Needs for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities presentation

 

JORDAN SMELLEY

RESUME

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PAST FLYERS

Opportunities I got to participate in

SUMMER PEER SUPPORT GROUP

Peer Support Group Reach of Plano let me run summer of 2019

FRIENDSHIP WORKSHOP

Flyer for Friendship Workshop Reach of Plano allowed me to do April and May of 2019

NAMI TEXAS WEBINAR

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TRUAMA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION VIRTUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENT

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A PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST VIEW OF IDD AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Presentation I did for the Hub Learning Community, a Transition Support Team at Integral Care

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION