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LaQuinta offers growth, on-the-job skills for children with disabilities

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Employment is the biggest issue concerning families who have children that have aged out of the school system. 

For those with austism, life after school us wiped clean of any structure, which makes finding productive work a game-changer. 

La Quinta Inns and Suites opened it's doors over the summer for children like Will Bolster, so they could have a job. 

Will Bolster doesn't say much, but his dad, Bill Bolster, said the difference Will's job made in their family goes beyond words. 

"Last summer was probably the most enjoyable summer we've ever had as a family," Bill Bolster said. 

When the children came in to La Quinta at the beginning of the summer, General Manager Cheryl Siburt said they didn't know what to do, or even how to put a glove on. 

But over the course of the summer, the children grew into experienced workers. 

"To the end of the six weeks, they came in and knew exactly where to start," Siburt said. 

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