Yanti Lugito was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and moved to the United States in 1982 to pursue her education. After four years of study, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. Shortly after, Yanti moved back to her native Indonesia, where she worked in […]
When Carolina attended one of her Special Olympics swimming classes back in 2017, little did she know that her […]
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we are excited to launch the organization’s newest program, Best Buddies Living. Best Buddies is elevating our mission to meet the significant need for inclusion by establishing a residential living experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their peers.
Best Buddies Jobs Participant John Masterson Named as Part of Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom’s Transition Team
December 2018, SACRAMENTO— California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom announced the addition of two top-level policy experts to his incoming Administration and his first reappointment from the Brown Administration.
Anneliese’s primary hope for Matt was to experience true friendship and love, so when she found Best Buddies online, it seemed like the perfect fit. But there was just one problem: Best Buddies didn’t have programs in Tennessee.
Steve Naff and Mike Maquire have been paired through the Best Buddies Citizens program since 2016. Steve, a veteran of the Gulf War, and Mike, a Best Buddies participant and Best Buddies Tennessee office assistant, are described as a perfect match by those who know the pair.
In celebration of #BestBuddiesMonth we will be showcasing outstanding volunteers, employees, and supporters every Monday as part of our Monday Mission Moment series. This post comes from two of our long-standing Bay Area jobs participants, Sarah Hoffman and John Hammond.
Steve Hearst and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 15th Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle Presented by Pepsi-Cola
San Simeon, CA, September 4, 2018 – Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that Steve Hearst and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 15th Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle presented by Pepsi-Cola.
That’s so “retarded.” You’re such a “retard.” Retard… one of the few words that physically hurts me when I hear it. My heart aches; my stomach clenches; my eyes sting. It always takes a beat before it registers; did someone really just say that? As a special educator, I especially hated that word. Then 8 years ago, it became personal.
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend and Best Buddies Global Ambassador, Verne Troyer. Everyone at Best Buddies loved Verne and his incredible spirit…