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      Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2009

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Best Buddies Empowerment for People with Intellectual Disabilities Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to provide assistance to Best Buddies to support the expansion and development of mentoring programs, and for other purposes.


Best Buddies Empowerment for People with Intellectual Disabilities Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to, or enter into agreements with, Best Buddies (a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities mesh with mainstream society) to promote the expansion of its programs.
    Absolutely yes! I have a high school child with disabilities. We have Best Buddies at her school and it's wonderful, not only for the kids with disabilities, but the neuro-typical students too. It's often difficult for kids with disabilities to initiate and make friends, and long lasting friendships into adulthood. Best Buddies provides these friendship opportunities. It also fosters understanding and acceptance of people who are different. The organization does excellent work and should receive federal funds to expand their programs.
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