Several decades ago, Evan Nodvin's life probably would have looked quite different.
Nodvin has his own apartment just outside Atlanta, in Sandy Springs, Ga., which he shares with a roommate, and a job at a local community fitness center. He also has Down syndrome.
"I give out towels, and put weights away, and make sure people are safe," the 38-year-old says.
To get to and from work, Nodvin relies on rides from people who are hired to help him. He also has a counselor to help him do daily chores like grocery shopping, cleaning and cooking.