Exceptional Entrepreneurs showcase abilities through artwork

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some residents are getting a big break to display and sell their artwork.

They’re people with special needs, and they’re tapping into that creativity thanks to a program in Lee County.

The members of the Exceptional Entrepreneurs are showing their abilities count for as much, as their disabilities.

“I have autism and I know how it feels to be unwanted. Now, we are wanted,” said Jason Scheller.

The group contains about 30 talented adults and high school students.

Now, some of their art will be displayed and sold at the Franklin Shops in downtown Fort Myers.

“We are just so excited. We will get some money from it,” said 25-year-old Allison Reiter.

Proceeds from the sales at the Franklin Shops will go to support the program, sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church.

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