Free football clinic for children with autism spectrum disorder

The football clinic was held in Suamico on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (WLUK/Jessie Baskinski) 

SUAMICO, Wis. (WLUK) -- A free football clinic was held at Bay Port High School Sunday for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their siblings.

The first ever "Touchdowns for Autism" was hosted by Centerpiece, a Green Bay autism treatment program, and Bay Port's football team.

Members of the team partnered up with each participant.

The goal of the clinic was to fulfill the dreams of those who may not feel they are successful at a traditional sports camp.

"It's really important for the community to support those affected by autism. It really was a day for children with autism to celebrate and enjoy the day," said Tyler Krueger, Centerpiece clinical director.

The clinic featured eight stations including one where kids could take photos in Bay Port football gear.

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