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Woman with Down syndrome works, volunteers at hospital


December 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman with Down syndrome has been hired at a hospital through a program that aims to find paid employment for people with developmental disabilities.

Tabby Hedgcorth, 24, is a dishwasher at Cox Medical Center in Springfield. Hedgcorth said her job makes her happy, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

"I like to wash dishes," she said with a smile. "I did good."

Hedgcorth initially worked in the hospital's kitchen under the supervision of job coach Lisa Rowland of the Developmental Center of the Ozarks' employment services program. Rowland taught Hedgcor...

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