Kids with special needs to be entrepreneurs in new soap business

Anthony Forde, 25. (left) has been named the global messenger for Holly Simon's new I Am Who I Am business venture. The company will initially sell bar soap and bath bombs with the help of children and adults with special needs. (Supplied Photo / via DNAinfo)

BEVERLY — Holly Simon has higher aspirations for her 14-year-old son than simply bagging groceries — a job often suggested for Nate, who has Down syndrome.

The Beverly mom thinks Nate and others like him might be better suited for a career in sales, distribution or even as a company executive. And Simon is working to create such opportunities.

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She’ll launch her new bar soap and bath bomb business March 24 at Cork & Kerry in Beverly. There is no cover charge for the launch party from 6-9 p.m. at 10614 S. Western Ave. A cash bar will be available.

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