Rockford College football players step away from the athletic drills for a day, to put on their creative hats for a good cause.
The players teamed up with Thompson Elementary students to help decorate the school in honor of Autism Awareness Month. They created a large autism ribbon with a chain of red, blue and yellow puzzle pieces.
Thompson Elementary Special Education Teacher, Virginia Wynn explains what the puzzle pieces mean to autism.
"This puzzle piece represents autism as a puzzle. We're trying to figure out all the details and the more research and more help and donations we get and especially working directly with the kids, the more we learn, and hopefully the puzzles will eventually be put together."
Thompson is the only elementary in Rockford Public Schools that has self-contained classrooms for autistic students.
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