Professor Cindy Smith joined the staff of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in March 2010. Prior to joining NDRN, she spent almost two years as the public policy specialist at Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In 2005, Professor Smith graduated from the Syracuse University with a J.D., M.S. in Cultural Foundations in Education, and C.A.S. in Disability Studies. Professor Smith has also completed her coursework for a Ph.D. in Special Education at Syracuse University. During law school, she interned at Legal Services of Central New York and Equip for Equality. She has also worked as an adjunct professor teaching an education law course and as a researcher at university based centers conducting applied social policy and legal research on employment, education and community integration issues. Professor Smith teaches a course on Disability and Social Policy in the CIDP program.