The workshop where Destry Walker has been employed for 20 years swells with the sound of trainees who assemble boxes, operate blister machines that seal Res-Q-Me keychains in plastic and pack loose can dies into small bags.

For Walker, the workshop is where he has learned to become a leader and an advocate, where he earns a paycheck and likes the feeling of being an independent man.

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.