Best Buddies envisions a world where people of all abilities work, attend school, and have fun together; a world where people are recognized and celebrated for the characteristics that make them uniquely themselves. We work to achieve this goal by creating one-to-one friendships between people with and without disabilities in schools and in the community. By matching and cultivating new friendships, we advance our mission of inclusion and take one step closer to a world of acceptance.
But – as we all know – making friends is hard. And sometimes people need some tools and support to develop their friendship. Best Buddies recommends that buddy pairs spend time together twice a month and talk once a week to help build a mutually beneficial friendship. In addition, Best Buddies provides trainings, resources, and fun ideas to make sure that new matches get to know each other in a natural way and have the space they need to create a life-long friendship. Below, you will find videos, tools, and materials to help you support matches in your chapter and ensure that everyone has fun building a better world for the future!
Documents and Downloads
Buddy Pair Match Sheet
Get to know you guide for new buddy pairs
One-to- One Activity Guide
Activity ideas for buddy pairs