At football stadium, a COVID-19 vaccination clinic designed for people with autism: 'We need to meet them where they are'

PHILADELPHIA — Trey Gillece, 20, was nervous as he rode the escalator up to the second floor at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and entered a concourse remade Saturday as a coronavirus vaccination clinic. “I don’t know, guys,” he said. His father, Jim, patted him on the back, leading him toward the folding table. Trey sat down and gripped a small football. As his son trembled, Jim crouched down, placed his arm over his left shoulder and spoke to him. “Trey, look at Dad,” said brother Griffin, 18, holding his phone to take pictures. The needle slid into Trey’s arm. “Wow! Yes!” he exclai…

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