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Best Buddies

on November 7, 2008

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I’m the advisor for Best Buddies at Viewmont High.  Best Buddies, for those that don’t know, is an organization much like Special Olympics whose goal is to provide people with intellectual disabilities with one to one friendships with “typical” peers.  It’s a great organization for teenagers to be a part of.  I love seeing these “typical” teenagers grow and learn from their disabled counterparts and seeing my special ed students make and keep friends that they not have had otherwise.

Each month we have an activity in which all of the “buddy pairs” get together and do something fun.  I take my kids with me most of the time. They look forward to the activities and  have watched and learned a lot already.  Whenever we see someone with a disability in the community, NTPP will say, “Look mom, it’s a best buddy”.  I am proud that my kids are aware of these people and consider them to be “buddies”.  I hope that they’ll spread the word to others as they get older.

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4 responses to “Best Buddies

  1. Holly says:

    Andrea,
    You look marvelous, you go girl!!!!! And take me with you.
    Remember the fun time in Salt Lake? I want to do it again!!
    I want to go see Mama Mia with YOU and WE can dance in the aisles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have found every pound you lost and then some. I’m just a pig.
    Love Ya,
    Holly

  2. ittybittyblogger says:

    Holly Holly you are so funny
    You make my world so bright and sunny..

    When Mama Mia comes to brewvies
    We’ll definitely meet at the movies

    In the aisles we will dance a jig
    And I don’t think that you are a pig

    Love YOU too!

  3. Holly says:

    YOU MAKE ME LAUGH
    YOU’RE SO WITTY…..OH SOOOO WITTY!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE YA,
    HOLLY

  4. ittybittyblogger says:

    In the words of Sarah Palin, “you betcha”.

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