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Dixie’s first day of work at The Meadows was a day of anxiety for me; I wanted her to be happy. I was waiting in the car when she came out of the door; there was a big smile on her face. I gave everything a thumbs-up for us.

She has worked at The Meadows for almost 16 years and looks forward to it every day. She, like the other workers, looks forward to payday.

The first day we visited, I was impressed with how clean, neat and orderly The Meadows was and continues to be.

I am thankful for the staff. As a parent, I know it takes someone special to work, help and teach our young people. I have always thought Dixie was safe and well cared for while at work.

We are both grateful for the friends we have made.
Betty Kuzma
The Meadows has been a wonderful, safe work place for our son Jeff. He has worked at The Meadows nine years this July 2008. 

Jeff has grown in independence, and confidence in accomplishing a variety of jobs. He also has learned teamwork and leadership, and has many friendships.

We, and Jeff, are very thankful for The Meadows, and what it offers. It is a blessing to the community and its clients. Its fine staff is to be commended.
Karan and Joe McDonald
My first introduction to The Meadows was at its conception. A student in my class at U.C.O. was a spokesman in opposition to the zoning for The Meadows. At that time, I ignored the whole situation, but little did I realize the impact The Meadows would have on our family. 

Our daughter, Leah, has worked at The Meadows for nearly twenty (20) years. She enjoys her work and looks forward to paydays. Her work ethic and discipline have surpassed our greatest expectations. The Meadows has given her a social life with many friends. She loves to spend part of her check eating out with friends. 

In our association with The Meadows, we have become friends with many people who appreciate The Meadows and work hard to help maintain its goals. The most important thing at The Meadows is the quality and caring staff. We never have to worry about Leah’s health and welfare while she is at work.

We appreciate The Meadows Board of Directors, Executive Director and the hands on staff. 
Loy and Ann Puffinbarger

LATEST NEWS


Why We Are Not Hiring

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 25, 2018

People frequently contact the Meadows to see if we are currently hiring individuals with intellectual challenges. Unfortunately, as much as we wish we could, the answer is NO. 
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The Men and Women of the Meadows

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 18, 2018

The mission of our organization is to provide employment and vocational training for adults with developmental disabilities as well as other intellectual and physical challenges. 
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Physical Challenges

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 11, 2018

For those of you who are familiar with the Meadows, you know that on this blog we focus primarily on intellectual challenges. That is because each of the men and women we employ has an IQ of 70 or less, which is the state’s criteria of determining a developmental disability. 
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Public Perceptions

Michael Crawley - Monday, February 05, 2018

As people drive past our building each day it is impossible to get a true sense of what is going on inside our 42,000 sq. ft. facility. That leaves the general public with a natural curiosity about what kind of organization we are and exactly what it is we do. 
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Every Life Matters

Michael Crawley - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Each one of us believes that our life is important. But, unfortunately, our fixation with our own significance can sometimes lead us to presume that other lives don’t matter as much as ours. We often fall into the trap of believing that we are superior and, therefore, by default, others are inferior. 
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More Than A Job

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 22, 2018

Our jobs play an important role in each of our lives. In many ways, they help to define us. For some, it means having the ability to provide for their families. For others, it is a lifelong commitment to a meaningful career. But no matter what the circumstances, our jobs occupy a significant portion of our time. 
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A Friend Is A Friend

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 15, 2018

Friendships are some of the most important relationships we have in life. They add a richness and warmness to our existence. They provide comfort and make us feel connected. They allow us to be understood and accepted for who we are. They provide us with people we can count on during difficult times. And, just as importantly, friendship gives us someone to share our happiest moments with. 
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The Families of the Meadows

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 08, 2018

When an individual arrives for their first day of work at the Meadows, it is an accomplishment resulting from a lifetime of effort. It’s the culmination of years of commitment and dedication. It’s the achievement of a goal that at times seemed unattainable – but is now a reality. 
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The Unseen

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 01, 2018

Most people would be shocked to learn that three out of every one hundred Americans have a developmental disability and that in the United States there are approximately ten million adults, teens, and children with some type of intellectual challenge. 
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The Year Ahead

Michael Crawley - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A new year is a time to not only reflect on what has been - but to also anticipate what could lie ahead. 
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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma
73003-6081

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395