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Mark Hublar has never let Down Syndrome hold him back and expects to obtain a driver’s license soon. He recently became vice president of DisAbution, which is working with 12 different county Developmental Disability boards and 20 different corporations (including Walmart, where he was formerly a store greeter) to provide over 100 people with developmental challenges with, as Hublar puts it, “a full-time job and a full-time life."
In recognition of Hublar’s aspirations and achievements, Jeffersonville, Ind., Maaco operator Terry Byrd painted Hublar’s 1998 Toyota at no charge. “I’ve known Mark’s family a long time and wanted to support his efforts,” Terry said. “He is such an inspiration to me and to many other people.”
Word of Byrd’s generosity has been spread electronically throughout the National Down Syndrome Congress and its associated Down Syndrome Guilds. Hublar also includes it in his PowerPoint presentations to major corporations concerning increased hiring and promotions for people with developmental challenges.