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Best Buddies

  • Best Buddies having a blast at our Cinco de Mayo party!
  • We had over 25 Buddy pairs our first year.
  • Promoting real one-to-one friendships.

About Us

Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual or development disabilities (IDD) and individuals without IDD. Through friendship, Best Buddies aims to increase inclusion of individuals with IDD. Best Buddies at UMass Chan matches medical students together with individuals with IDD from the community so that they can form one-to-one friendships.

With over fifty Buddy pairs, with students from the medical, nursing, and graduate school, Best Buddies at UMassMed continues to grow. Visit our website and Facebook page to view more photos, read more testimonies, and find out about our latest news and events!

Upcoming Events

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