Some Tri-State students on the Autism spectrum take a field trip today.
About 25 students from three schools visit the YMCA in downtown Evansville. They got to tour the facility, play in the youth activities center and check out the gym.
One North Junior High School teacher tells us her students usually only interact with each other. So, the field trip is a good chance for them to interact with the community.
“It’s just wonderful. It’s wonderful to see them leave us. It’s kind of like the momma bird shooing her kids out of the nest, we get to watch them go interact with other people and we can just sit back and watch them. And all the things that we’ve taught them, they’re starting to use those things out in the community,” said Liz Hanisch.
Each month the students take a field trip somewhere to help them practice the skills they learn in class.