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ADA Story July 31: Matt Herr

My ADA Story: Explore the Ocean of Your Lived Experiences

By Matt Herr



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Quotes from Matt Herr:

“As people with disabilities, our lived experiences are an ocean that those squirrels never get to touch.  It’s what gives us our edge.”

“My fellow fish, I urge you to explore the ocean of your lived experiences and discover how your unique way of navigating this world brings your strength as well.  Because when people with disabilities hit obstacles in a world that wasn’t designed with us in mind, it doesn’t mean there is something wrong with us.  It means the design itself is faulty.”

Matt Herr, JD
Assistant Director for System Performance
Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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