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.
August 15, 2018, Miami – On August 5, 2018, Best Buddies International and Houseparty celebrated National Friendship Day by hosting a “party-thon” via the Houseparty App to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s mission of friendship and inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bloomington, Indiana July 26, 2018 – Over 2,300 student leaders, volunteers, and staff members from Best Buddies International programs around the world participated in the 29th Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference: This Is Me on July 20-22 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
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.