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Omar Masood, recipient of the Exemplary Employer Award

Omar Masood, founder and president of Omar’s World of Comics, was named MDSC’s Exemplary Employer at our 40th Anniversary Conference on March 23 at the DCU Center. The award was presented on stage at the 40th Anniversary Awards Luncheon by Roxanne Hoke-Chandler, MDSC Honorary Board member and Joshua Komyerov, Director of Communications & Operations.

“I’m so proud to receive this award today,” Omar said in his acceptance. “Thank you MDSC.”

From its inception, Omar’s World of Comics in Lexington Center was always much more than an average comic book store. For starters, the store’s president, Omar Masood, is a young man with Down syndrome. The store itself is emblazoned not only with Omar’s likeness, but also the blue and yellow colors that represent Down syndrome.

The mission of Omar’s store is to be the most fully inclusive gathering spot imaginable, where everyone is welcome. His store has also made inclusion an integral part of their hiring and staffing process, providing job opportunities to the larger disability community, especially other LABBB graduates like Omar himself