DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — Daphne High School is hosting an event Tuesday night to “promote acceptance of individuals with autism and other disabilities through basketball.”

It’s called “Shooting 2 Change,” and the movement spans all across the State of Alabama.

“It’s all about promoting autism awareness and acceptance of those with disabilities,” said Kat Robinson, an organizer of the event as well as a teacher at Daphne High School. “And we’re doing that through basketball.”

As part of the event, Daphne hosted Exceptional Foundation Rainmakers Special Olympics Basketball Team, which played during halftime.

While they took the court, Dapne students with special needs were dispersed throughout the stands.

“For our special needs students, one of the most heartwarming parts is to see them feel like this is their school and they belong,” said Robinson.

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