At some point in life, many people will come to understand what it’s like to feel excluded and isolated. This is especially true with the young and old who have special needs, and that’s where Best Buddies comes in. Best Buddies is a nonprofit that is “dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement
I really can’t put into words just how much Lottie has changed my life, and how much I know she impacts the lives of others. I have yet to meet a parent of a special needs child that has the perfect words for how their child has changed them. Here is what I do have the words for though. The moment Lottie was born, the trajectory in my life changed.
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert invited his Best Buddies Utah team to the Capitol on Wednesday, September 9 to spend a morning visiting and sharing and planning for the future. “To me, Best Buddies is a wonderful organization focused on supporting folks through relationship development, leadership and employment, the governor […]
It’s the middle of August, which means the school year is about to begin. Many children are anxious to take the next step in their educational career and reestablish friendships, while others look ahead with some fear and apprehension. When asked what they hope to achieve in the upcoming school […]
Student leaders from Utah high schools and colleges flew across the country to Bloomington, Indiana, where they learned how to be the best leader and advocate in their school and community. Participants learned everything from recruitment, to retaining members, to running a successful fundraiser. General Sessions provided knowledge on the […]
“Prior to Best Buddies I could not explain what it was like to live with autism. My parents tried to enroll me in schools catering to students with special needs and I eventually enrolled in St. Michael’s special school in New Orleans. From 1988 to 1998, I was able to […]