Best Buddies envisions a world where people with IDD are so successfully integrated into schools, workplaces and communities that its current efforts and services will be unnecessary. Until that vision becomes a reality, the organization will continue to educate middle school, high school and college students, community members, corporations and employers about the emotional, functional, and natural needs and abilities of people with IDD.

Builds friendships between people with and without IDD, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion.


Secures jobs for people with IDD, allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and support themselves.


Educates and empowers people with and without IDD, to be leaders, public speakers and advocates.


Providing a vibrant, integrated living opportunity for people with and without IDD.