Learning through doing: Easter Seals student Colin, from Shorewood, works on a wine charm at the Easter Seals Tinley Park location. | Mary Compton ~ For Sun-Times Media
Handmade for Hollywood: Easter Seals micro-enterprise coordinator Kelly Ann Ohde makes sure all the attachments are on a wine charm made by 19-year-old Dylan from Joliet. Dylan is one of two Easter Seals students who travelled to Hollywood to raise awareness about autism and showcase the charms. | Mary Compton ~ For Sun-Times Media
It's in the bag: The wine steward charms made by people with autism were presented in gift bags for an Academy Awards party. | Mary Compton ~ For Sun-Times Media
Teammates at work: Proud to stand together at Easter Seals in Tinley Park are Ronnie, Colin and Dylan. The young men have been making wine charms that are being sold by Easter Seals.
Bottle bling: Ronnie, who goes to Easter Seals in Tinley Park, holds up a wine charm he and other young men there make. Ronnie, along with another Easter Seals student, travelled to Hollywood to present the charms for an Academy Awards party. | Mary Compton ~ For Sun-Times Media
Team effort: Kelly Anne Ohde, the Micro-Enterprise coordinator for Easter Seals, looks at one of the wine charms made by students Colin, 17, from Shorewood, and Ronnie, 19, from Morris. | Mary Compton ~ For Sun-Times Media
Showcasing students' hard work: Kelly Anne Ohlde, who is the micro-enterprise coordinator for Easter Seals, adds another wine charm to the display of charms for sale at Easter Seals in Tinley Park. The charms are made by people with autism. | Mary Compton ~ For Sun-Times Media
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