Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Alternative Baseball: Assisting Teens & Adults With Autism, Other Disabilities

Alternative Baseball: Assisting Teens & Adults With Autism, Other Disabilities

Taylor Duncan was a child when he was diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

Now, 24-years-old, Duncan has founded Alternative Baseball Organization, a non-profit “authentic baseball experience for teens 15-and-up and adults with autism and other disabilities.

Duncan says the help of his mother, teachers and coaches helped him to get to where he is today, and he’s hoping to change lives through Alternative Baseball similar to how playing helped him.

He says players gain friends as well as experiences that are useful beyond the baseball diamond.

Duncan also notes that many persons with autism or disabilities are no longer eligible for services once they reach 15 or 18 years of age.

Alternative Baseball already has Carolina programs in Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, High Point, and elsewhere.

Duncan is hoping to add the Goldsboro area to the organization’s growing list of participating cities.

In order to get started locally, Duncan asks potential participants, coaches and other volunteers to connect with the organization at AlternativeBaseball.org.

He hopes to be able to get the Goldsboro area program started post-COVID-19.

Photos provide by Alternative Baseball Organization

 

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