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Art workshop in Boise helps teens with disabilities learn valuable job skills

In addition to creating artwork for local businesses, the students are learning skills to help them in the job market.

BOISE, Idaho — A new program in Boise is giving teenagers with disabilities the opportunity to overcome many of life's obstacles - through art.

The program, called "A Work of Art," is funded by the State of Idaho's Vocational Rehabilitation Department.

Participants create artwork for businesses across the Treasure Valley. The program also offers them a six-week course on employment skills, to get them ready for the real world.

"I've got to witness them do their time cards... learn that they can't leave early when they say they're leaving at a certain time," said Dr. Laura Lineberry, a parent of one of the students. "It's nice to see that they're developing their job skills so that they're employable later."

The last class is happening from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6., but there will be more sessions planned for next year.

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