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Traditional methods of disposing of electronic data have fallen short of providing 100% security and confidentiality.  Destruction software and hard drive erasers delete files, but leave electronic data intact.  The only way to completely eliminate the electronic information stored on a hard drive is to physically destroy the hard drive. At the Meadows, we have been proactive in our commitment to keeping your data secure by providing irrecoverable, physical destruction of electronic media through our hard drive shredding services.

When a hard drive is erased, files and directories are deleted, but actual data remains.  This data can be retrieved using readily available software, leaving confidential information believed to be destroyed vulnerable to identity theft, intellectual property theft, and other violations of privacy and confidentiality.  The Meadows’ data destruction services include hard drive shredding—the physical destruction of the hard drive and the secure disposal of remaining particles.

Data destruction and “shredding” often deals with paper-based materials, including legal contracts, payroll stubs, and proprietary data.   However, we live in an increasingly paperless society, and most important confidential data is stored electronically.  The Meadows provides complete security through absolute physical destruction of confidential information in all of its incarnations, including no only paper documents, but also hard drives, back-up tapes, storage media, and pharmacy pill bottles.



Michael Crawley - Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kindness is one of the most important attributes that humanity possesses. It embodies empathy, concern and most importantly goodness. It is freely given and yet it is invaluable. However, it is something we rarely consider. We each go through our day without recognizing the many opportunities we have to be kind to others. How different our world would be if we would made kindness a priority instead of an afterthought.   
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Traumatic Brain Injury

Michael Crawley - Monday, November 02, 2015

Helen was the mother of two beautiful daughters and grandmother of three. She had just spent a pleasant Saturday morning working in her flowerbeds. Now in her mid-sixties, she and her husband were finalizing plans for their retirement. It was certain to be a topic of discussion over lunch. They would soon be heading out to their favorite Italian restaurant, but first she wanted to take a quick shower. Because she was in a hurry she was not a cautious as usual. As Helen was trying to adjust the sprayer she lost her balance and slipped. As she fell, her head struck the side of the tub with terrific force, fracturing the back of her skull and leaving her unconscious.  
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Together Forever

Michael Crawley - Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lawrence and Julia were married for 62 beautiful years. During their time together they shared both the happiness and heartache of life. They celebrated moments of pure joy and profound sorrow. They created private memories for just the two of them while they publicly displayed their warm affection to the world. And because their relationship was built on trust and respect, their lives were bound together in a far deeper way than is common in today’s society.  
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Michael Crawley - Sunday, October 04, 2015

As human beings we have an overwhelming desire to be accepted. We want others to feel comfortable around us so that we can enjoy inclusion in all the areas of life that we believe are important. We each do our best to fit in and to not stand out in a way that draws negative attention to ourselves. Every one of us has a basic need to be valued and respected for who we are. 
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A Place of Courage

Michael Crawley - Monday, September 07, 2015

Each day as people drive past our parking lot they glance over, see our sign and notice our business. But they really have no way of knowing that something amazing is happening inside our building. Monday through Friday people with intellectual and physical challenges come to work at our facility and transform their lives.  
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The Dignity of Work

Michael Crawley - Sunday, August 23, 2015

The importance of jobs cannot be overstated because they provide the foundation for our nation’s economic stability. The more people that are working, the better off we are as a society. Employment empowers individuals by giving them the means to support themselves and by providing them with the ability to purchase the goods and services they need. That creates more jobs which drives productivity and innovation resulting in a healthy economy.  
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Michael Crawley - Sunday, August 09, 2015

Recently the word “inspiring” has come under attack by those who say that using it to describe a person with a disability is demeaning and objectifies them. Certainly the people who express this point of view mean well, and they are entitled to their opinion, but it is a fact that we witness inspiration at the Meadows on a daily basis, and there is just no other word that accurately describes it. 
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Michael Crawley - Sunday, July 26, 2015

During the last two years there have been over 50 posts on this blog, totaling more than 75,000 words. Almost all of the writing has been about developmental disabilities and intellectual challenges, with a specific focus on the incredible men and women we employ. But now it is time to introduce you to the people in management who deserve a tremendous amount of credit for making the Meadows such a success. 
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The Joys of the Job

Michael Crawley - Sunday, July 05, 2015

Each day at the Meadows we witness courage, commitment and compassion. All of the extraordinary men and women we employ have developmental disabilities, and it is their desire to excel at their jobs, while dealing with serious challenges, that inspires us every day. In previous posts I have written at length about their strengths and abilities, as well as their achievements and accomplishments. I have attempted to emphasize their positive qualities without neglecting to address the issues that they face on a daily basis.   
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A Father's Love

Michael Crawley - Sunday, June 14, 2015

It was sixteen days before Christmas 1963. The nation had buried President Kennedy just two weeks before. As they drove to the grocery store, three year old Richard was standing in the front seat of the car next to his mom. This would be a quick trip. She wanted to get back before her husband Thomas got home from work. Because her son was relentlessly inquisitive, Anita was patiently explaining, yet again, how Santa would soon be coming to their house.  
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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395