Best Buddies

The Cuyahoga DD is proud to partner with Best Buddies’ chapters in Greater Cleveland. Best Buddies is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities form meaningful friendships, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

Best Buddies envisions a world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are so successfully integrated into schools, workplaces and communities that its current efforts and services will be unnecessary. Until that vision becomes a reality, the organization will continue to educate middle school, high school and college students, community members, corporations and employers about the emotional, functional, and natural needs and abilities of people with IDD.

There are currently three Best Buddies Chapters in Cuyahoga County:

  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Cleveland State University
  • John Carroll University

More information on Best Buddies in Ohio can be found here.