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Alternative Baseball promotes life skills for adults with autism, special needs

By Guest Columnist TAYLOR DUNCAN, founding commissioner/director of the Alternative Baseball organization

Hello everyone! My name is Taylor Duncan! I am 23 years of age from Dallas, and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at the age of 4 years. … As I grew older, I faced a lot of social stigma and preconceived ideas from several coaches. … The sport of baseball has indirectly contributed and helped me become more of an independent person today.

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