Evan Nodvin, seen here in his Atlanta-area apartment, uses services that are covered by Medicaid.
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.
“My favorite thing to cook on Wednesdays — I like to cook turkey patties once a week,” he says. “And on Thursdays I make fish, and other days, I make other good stuff like spaghetti.”
Nodvin can live independently because of these services that are covered in Georgia
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