The chapter was able to partner with FSU Registered Student Organization – Best Buddies to host an evening Trunk or Treat. The event was held at the chapter house! Buddies and their hosts along with sisters were able to meet for dinner followed by a costume contest, pumpkin painting and trunk or treat where sisters and buddies decorated cars and hosted the buddies as they went car to car for candy and conversation..
What is best buddies? – The Florida State University Best Buddies Chapter focuses on fostering lifelong friendships between students of Florida State who are members of Best Buddies, are paired with people in the Tallahassee Community who have an intellectual or developmental disability. We celebrate these unique friendships by hosting events at least once a month. FSU Best Buddies currently manages over 80 buddy pairs and over 200 college members.
What did we feel it was important to partner with best buddies? The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities. We feel it is so important to be involved with this community to work with the org to 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.