By: Erika Fernandez
April 23, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the FSU Autism Institute and the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities partnered up with the Noles soccer team.
It's all a part of their first ever Kickin’ It For Autism clinic. Even some of the women’s basketball players and staff got in on the action.
Organizers said it’s a chance to come together to open the door to all athletes, no matter the skill level.
"A lot of people like to play soccer and it doesn’t matter if you're an expert or a beginner, we wanted it open to everybody. We wanted to promote autism awareness by including athletes who may be on the autism spectrum, and also athletes that are not and play together because we're all playing the same sport," said Catherine Zenko of the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
Participants also toured the indoor soccer complex, and received signed autographs from the FSU athletes.