Special needs baseball organization looking to expand

A nationwide special needs organization is looking to leave its footprint on the Treasure Coast. Alternative baseball relies on America’s favorite pastime to help teach life skills to those with intellectual disabilities. “Alternative baseball provides the authentic baseball experience for teens and adults ages 15 years and older with autism and other disabilities,” said founder Taylor Duncan. Duncan said to get things rolling, the teams need volunteers. “We’ve got to find the coach and manager […]

ABLE-eligible individuals may want to save all or a portion of their stimulus payment in a tax-advantaged ABLEnow account.

Expecting a federal stimulus payment? It might be a good time to consider saving with ABLEnow. Although stimulus payments are not treated as income by most federal, state and local programs, funds not spent within 12 months will count as resources and could impact eligibility for means-tested programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Prefer to have more flexibility? ABLE-eligible individuals may want to save all or a portion of their stimulus payment in […]

Tricks and tips for safe pumpkin carving

Carving a Halloween pumpkin can be tricky. If you’re not careful, you could end up being treated in a hospital emergency department. It happens to plenty of people every year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A slip of the knife cuts a hand or a finger, and suddenly your Halloween decorations aren’t the scariest things in sight. Here are some tips for carving with care: Be sure your pumpkin, your hands and […]

How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Who should NOT use cloth face coverings: children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Cloth face coverings are NOT surgical masks or N95 respirators. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for […]

Coventry Down’s syndrome campaigner gets married as restrictions ease

More than 1,000 people watched live online as Down’s syndrome campaigner Heidi Crowter tied the knot in a socially distanced wedding ceremony. The 25-year-old was able to marry partner James Carter, 26, at Hillfields Church, Coventry, on their original date as restrictions were eased. They had to cut their 220 guests to 30 and were not allowed to sing hymns, but said they had a “perfect” day. “A big party” is planned for next year […]