- Children & Youth
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- People with Disabilities
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Location854 LINDSEY LAKE RDDALLAS, GA 30157 United States
Alternative Baseball’s mission is to provide teens and adults (ages 15+) with disabilities the opportunity to play the traditional game of baseball for social and physical skill enrichment; For all participants to be accepted for who they are, encouraged to be the best they can be, and instilled the confidence needed for them to fulfill their dreams in and outside of the program.
Alternative Baseball Organization provides the authentic baseball experience for teens 15+ and adults with autism and special needs. We're trying to find more volunteers and those who want to coach to bring Alternative Baseball to serve those in their communities...
As many with autism graduate from high school in many areas, services plateau. In a lot of areas, there are no services for those to continue their path toward independence. Realizing the need in most areas, I started this organization to give others on the spectrum/special needs the opportunity to be accepted for who they are and to be encouraged to be the best they can be!
The program follows Major League rules (wood bats, base stealing, dropped third strike, etc.), and is a true typical team experience for others on the autism spectrum and special needs to help develop social skills for later in life. We are looking for coaches and managers to further expand around the Southeastern region to form new area leagues! Any help is appreciated! Thank you for your time!
Please take at look at my TedXAtlanta talk on providing more opportunities in and outside of sports for those with autism and other special needs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RGXug-WV4)