Best Buddies Jobs is one of the organization’s fast growing programs, and for good reason. Currently, 85% of individuals with...
Best Buddies Ambassadors
becomes Best Buddies’ seventh formal program.
Best Buddies Promoters
officially launches as the eighth program for the 2012-2013 school year. It becomes the first Best Buddies program open to elementary schools.
Best Buddies celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Best Buddies launches the I’m In To Hire
campaign to promote the business benefits of hiring people with IDD.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
requires states to include persons with disabilities in all workforce programs, including expanding competitive, integrated employment opportunities for transition-age students with disabilities.
The Achieving a Better Life Experience
(ABLE Act) allows persons with disabilities to create tax-free savings to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation. The bill would supplement, but not supplant, benefits provided through private insurances, the Medicaid program, the supplemental security income program, the beneficiary’s employment, and other sources.
In October 2015 A&E Network partnered with Best Buddies and premiered a new docu-series, Born This Way
, which chronicles the lives of seven young-adults with Down syndrome, several of whom are Best Buddies participants.
(CNN)- He's a blue chip college basketball recruit. She's a high school freshman with Down syndrome. At first glance Trey...