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New shop gives those with disabilities a new way to succeed

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The first of it's kind shop is now open in Winterville. Curry Creations gives people with autism and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to live a fulfilling life with purpose.

The shop offers the public handcrafted jewelry, and even dog treats, made by those with developmental disabilities.

Cynthia Stevens with Curry Creations says the shop was named after JJ Curry, an aspiring artist who also had developmental disabilities. Curry passed away at the age of 17, so Stevens and others decided a shop named in his honor to help others was a good idea.

"I think a lot of times in an institutional setting they don't have the opportunity to develop independence skills," Stevens said. "And I think working, and being able to work, being able to make money for themselves and spend money for themselves, gives them a new level of independence."

For more information on the shop, click here.

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