Please support our mission today to provide an accepting and encouraging environment of social and physical development for teens/adults with autism/special needs through America's Pastime! Please consider donating and visiting our website at www.alternativebaseball.org!
We are working endlessly hard on expanding our program to communities in United States and Canada. If you are interested in starting a new club, please call (770)313-1762 or email email@example.com for more information!
If you are interested in playing in your area, please enter the player pool at www.alternativebaseball.org/join! Thank you!
*********************************************************************** The Alternative Baseball Organization is a developmental baseball organization for teens and adults with autism. The organization was founded by Taylor Duncan (a young man with autism) in 2016 to raise awareness and acceptance for autism and special needs through the sport of baseball.
When he was younger, Taylor Duncan was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 4. He faced obstacles such as speech issues, sensory issues, anxiety issues, and more that came with having autism. In fact throughout his childhood, he wasn't able to participate in competitive sports due to the developmental delays and preconceived perceptions from coaches. With the help of his mother, teachers, mentors, and coaches who believed in him, Duncan has gotten to where he is today in life: to where he is living with the goal to inspire, raise awareness, and acceptance for autism and special needs globally through the sport of baseball.
Today, Duncan is the commissioner/founder/CEO of the Alternative Baseball Organization, a developmental baseball organization for teens and adults with autism and special needs. The Alternative Baseball Organization not only teaches the physical skills to play, but they aim to help participants develop their personal growth through teaching them team chemistry, and better ways of communication. (Skills needed for the work force and their personal lives in maintaining friendships/relationships.) The organization offers the same type of environment as regular teams (structured practices and exhibition games (with real umpires)) all structured within an atmosphere designed to encourage participants to be the best they can be, accept them for who they are, and to instill confidence for each player to be able to fulfill his/her dreams.
The Alternative Baseball Organization has been featured on all four television station affiliates in Atlanta and Macon, and will have an exhibit on display at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia starting end of May 2018. (http://wgxa.tv/sports/conte......)
For more information on Alternative Baseball Organization, please visit www.alternativebaseball.org and follow Taylor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/officialtaylorcduncan. He is also available for news stories, interviews, and speaking engagements.