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The Value of Failing with James Meadours

  • Tyler Burke

ao Strategies presents the “The Value of Failing,” the first of its aoTalk series. Featuring James Meadours, nationally known advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and also ao’s newest Partner Consultant. Listen to this 32 minute interview conducted by ao Founder Ann Cameron Williams, Ph.D. on issues around his experiences growing up as a person with I/DD, his thoughts on groups homes and sheltered workshops, how he became a change agent of his own life, his failures, lessons learned – and his advice to other people with disabilities, families, and staff. His voice will authentically touch your heart and teach you things you might not have known.

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The Value of Failing Interview – Audio Only 00:32:00

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  1. Authentic voice - first hand perspective of living and working in segregated settings


    Listen to this one man’s experience with segregated group homes and sheltered workshops that he did not want to be in. This will help disability organizations convey lived perspectives to staff, families, and people with disabilities that fear change. James made his decisions to leave and has survived and grown. Uplifting and sobering at the same time.

  2. Thoughtful


    James is thoughtful and wise. I like the way he responded to the interviewers questions. His gentleness is enviable.

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  • 365 Days

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