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Baseball

Local Resources

Autism Spectrum Athletics (ASA)
www.autismspectrumathletics.org
Non-competitive seasonal sports programs.  These programs are open to all children with Autism, Aspergers, Central Auditory Processing (CAPD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD/ADD) and other related disorders. ASA utilizes traditional sports to develop sports knowledge, physical motor skills, independence and socialization skills. This is a primarily a non competitive sports league, but does offer mild competitive sports program for older high functioning children. Winter season sports: Basketball, bowling; Spring Season Sports: Baseball/Tball; Fall Season Sports: Flag Football and soccer.

Autism Youth Sports League
San Dimas
909-284-8989 or 626-251-3417
Hilda Alvarez Se Habla Espanol 626-327-1614
www.autismyouthsportsleague.org
For ages 2 – 18 yrs. Offers year round traditional sports including baseball, bowling, hip hop, flag football, soccer, cheerleading and basketball. Some programs offer sibling inclusion.

Bill’s Special Kids
Moreno Valley
(951) 242-7261 plosner@aol.com
https://www.billsspecialkids.org/
For special kids ages 5-18. Baseball, bowling, basketball and soccer all year round. Dance on Tuesday nights.

District 43
https://www.facebook.com/District43Challengers
Little League Barbara Sky-Challenger Representative (909) 887-3204
District 43 is a group of special needs children enjoying fun activities year round. Little league games are held at Post Little League Field on Saturdays at 10am. Activities include little league softball, swimming, sporting events, martial arts, parades, holiday celebrations, rodeos, and more.  

Little League Baseball – Challenger Division
Various Cities around the Inland Empire
Contact: Sam Ranck (570) 326-1921 ext.212 or email challenger@LittleLeague.org
www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/challenger.htm
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League Baseball to enable boys and girls with physical and mental disabilities, ages 5-18 or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age. Three levels: Tee-Ball, Coach-Pitch or Player Pitch. Buddies assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. Contact the regional headquarters to find the closest Challenger Division for kids with special needs. For more information on the Little League Challenger Division, contact Sam Ranck at 570-326-1921 ext.254 or email challenger@LittleLeague.org. 

Loma Linda Champions League
http://www.lomalindaybs.org/
LLYBS’s Champions League is for individuals with disabilities. It is the goal to provide each participant with an environment that enhances social skills, self-esteem, & physical mobility, while at the same time embodying the spirit of team work and the community. All participants between the ages of 4 and 23 years old, who remain in a school setting, with special needs that would prevent them from playing in a traditional baseball or softball program,
can join the Champions League.  Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, PossAbilities at LLUMC, there is NO cost for registration; we ask only for regular attendance and participation. A jersey, cap, trophy and basic
photo package are included with registration. Pants and cleats are optional, and we will provide a helmet and mitt, if needed. Games are played on Sunday afternoons. Games begin following Opening Day in March.  Players will be allowed and encouraged to participate by their level of ability regardless of age, either T-Ball or Coach Pitch.  They use the “Buddy” system during game play to assist our players with catching, fielding, and
throwing, and as necessary, to get around the bases. Our buddies are made up of traditional participants of baseball and softball, family and community members.  Emphasis will be placed on participation and fun. There will be no outs, and everyone will bat in every inning.  All participants will be invited to join in our Opening Day Ceremonies and Carnival and to play in the Pony Champions World Series at the end of the season.

Love Them All Foundation
397 N. Central Ave., Upland
(909) 917-3115
http://www.lovethemall.org/
LTAF continues its mission to encourage both children & young adults, with disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy, to live life to their fullest potential, through sponsorship in sports activities such as basketball, golf, baseball, bowling, football & soccer, realizing how very important it is to each of them to be a part of a team, have on-going opportunities to meet others just like them, and create life-long friendships. In addition, LTAF sponsors social events such as its annual Valentine’s Day Dance, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Sports Camp, and Winter Holiday Dance, where the recipients, along with their families, have an opportunity to come together socially throughout the year to share lives, laughter, and most importantly, embrace their individuality. They offer cooking classes occasionally – check to see the schedule of events.

 Redlands Baseball – Xtreme Team
Coach Andy Pelton at 909-238-2710
http://www.rby.org/page/show/2114162-xtreme-team 
Xtreme Team is for players with mental and physical disabilities. This division allows the players an opportunity to learn and play the game of baseball. This division is open to players of all ages. 

The Autism Society Inland Empire Autism (ASIE) maintains these Resource Listings as a service to families as a reference tool. Every effort is made to ensure listings are up-to-date. ASIE does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of the abilities of those listed. The resources listed are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource or as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any organization, product or professional. Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism.

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