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A Team Missouri Hits the Ground Running, Carrying a Message of Facts, Not Myths

Mike Stroud of A Team Missouri presented information on the new advocacy group to managers during a recent meeting.
This article was first published in the January 2017 MASWM newsletter. You may download the entire newsletter PDF.
A Team Missouri became a reality in 2016, forming a unique organization to help communicate employment and other options for people with developmental disabilities.The A Team has already created a powerful internet presence, including a website ( and Facebook page. All of these efforts and more are designed to empower people with disabilities and their families to defend and protect the right to choose sheltered employment as a valuable work choice.

Led by Missouri A Team President and workshop manager Mike Stroud, the team is open to any person interested in supporting the mission of A Team Missouri, including people with disabilities, parents, guardians, family members, community members and others interested in this important effort.

A fundamental focus of A Team Missouri is telling the full workshop story and replacing myths about workshops with reality. For more information, visit

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