Best Buddies is a great organization that’s centered around inclusion and building relationships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I recently heard about this organization through a friend and attended a meeting from the DePaul chapter. It’s a really cool experience because you get to meet awesome people and learn about the community. Best Buddies focuses on promoting inclusivity and ending offensive language towards people with disabilities. Best Buddies allows people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to get paired up with a buddy. They’re also a non-profit and raise money for promoting awareness and inclusion.
Best Buddies has lots of meetings and events every quarter where you can meet new people and get involved in a good cause. One of their biggest events is the annual Friendship Walk on April 14. The Friendship Walk is an awesome experience and an opportunity to support others in your community, and contribute to a great charity as well.