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Boy With Autism Gets a School Field Day to Remember

June 02, 2015

A 5th grader in Michigan got a special surprise during his school's field day: he won the school's marathon race.

Classmates and teachers cheered on Preston Lillis, who has autism and attends South Elementary School in Grandville. "Last year he didn't even go to school on field day. He had a migraine and stressed himself out so badly," his mom told FOX17

He never wanted to take part in sporting events in the past. That's when his classmates came up with a plan to help him win the race.

The other boys in his class pulled back at the end of the race, as the girls cheered him on from the finish line.

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Autism Speaks offers tips to help you find the best sports program for your child. Check out "Your Child Can Be a Sports Superstar with These 10 Inclusion Tips" for more.