Children with autism spend day on football field

SUAMICO, Wis. (WBAY) - Children with autism learned about football during a free camp at Bay Port High School.

The school teamed up with Centerpiece Autism Services to teach the kids some football drills.

Organizers of Touchdowns for Autism say it's a good way to get families together and raise awareness.

"Really, ideally, trying to get the children diagnosed with autism and their siblings out participating with Bay Port's phenomenal football team. To bring them together to provide an inclusive opportunity for the children to participate in something with their siblings, and also great for awareness in the autism community, as well," said Nicole Berlowski of Centerpiece Autism Services.

Children ages 2-18 took part in the camp.