Best Buddies

Best Buddies Friendship programs represent one of the organization’s four key mission pillars. These programs build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social interactions while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy.

Access Charter School is pleased to partner with the Best Buddies Chapter at Lake Highland Preparatory School. “Buddies” from Lake Highland Prep are able to come to our school on a quarterly basis and spend time with our students inside the classrooms. While in the classroom students participate in various social skills activities, arts and crafts and games.

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