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Disabled business owner for WSJ

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in  with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather  Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc.  in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven  St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John  for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

David Shunkey works doing a series of exercises designed to help in with packing his products and run his business with help from Heather Gooch, Program Manager for Support Employment at Community Options Inc. in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010...Credit:Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal.SMBIZ DISABLED. (Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal)

I had a quick business assignment last week for The Wall Street Journal. Local man, been laid off twice so he started is own business making dog treats. Get in, get out, no problem, right? Oh, did I mention the subject, David Shunkey is autistic, doesn’t speak, and really doesn’t make eye contact? A challenge for me as a photographer, tough subject on a tight deadline, but an inspirational story I was happy to help tell.