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Philly International Airport Puts Art By Autistic Kids On Display

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Some autistic students who attend special schools in Pennsylvania are having their incredible artwork displayed at Philadelphia International Airport.

William Wentz (above) is in 7th grade at an NHS School and is proud of his two pieces on display:

(Wentz:)  "That down there is a picture of a Tiffany floor lamp that has trumpet lilies coming up on it and it has stained glass windows behind it."

(Michelle:)   "It's absolutely beautiful. What made you come up with the idea for that?"

(Wentz:)   "I thought it would be fun to create something from my imagination."

Allison Wentz is William's mother:

"He really just loves drawing.  He really loves to express himself, especially with a lot of color. It's a really good thing for him.  (I'm hoping it will take him far."

Mark Gale is CEO of Philadelphia International Airport:

"This exhibit is proving to be very popular, and folks just love to come up and see it."

The artwork is displayed along a long, well-lit corridor between terminals E and F and will remain there until early next year.

Reported by Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio.

Photos by Michelle Durham

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