The Best Buddies Jobs program integrates skilled and qualified individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) into the community through supported employment opportunities. Individuals with IDD who participate in the program are paired with businesses who are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated employees that have their skill set, thus allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and work in an environment alongside others in the community. Businesses that partner with Best Buddies to place candidates in competitive, integrated jobs within their organization receive the ongoing support and training needed to foster a positive employment experience.
“[Employees with IDD] are doing a great job fulfilling a need in our organization.”
— Robert Friedman, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP