Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Who We Serve?
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities..
Builds friendships between people with and without IDD, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded.
This program incorporates transitional education planning in each Individualized Education Program (lEP) to help students.
Educates and empowers people with and without IDD to become leaders, public speakers and advocates.
Provides an integrated experience in which people with and without IDD are active, contributing citizens –living independently in a dynamic environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive.
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For more information, please visit the website: https://www.bestbuddies.org/saudiarabia/
Saudi Office: Ajyal/Dhahran
Program Manager: Mazen Alzahrani