Wednesday, November 23, 2011

'Everyone Deserves a Shot'

CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- Carl Weleba never held a camera until he was 73.
Then a few months ago, an instructor at Life Skills approached Weleba about taking part in a program called "Everyone Deserves a Shot." That's when Weleba, who has a lifelong intellectual disability and is unable to live on his own without a Life Skills companion, got his chance.
Life Skills handed out cameras and instruction in basic photography to Weleba and 11 other people with developmental disabilities ranging from intellectual disabilities to autism to Down syndrome. They range in age from 21 through 73.

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