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Events & Announcements


Monthly Meetings

1st Thursday of every month at Living Lord Lutheran Church (11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch 34202). Food and drinks provided.

Next meeting:  Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 p.m.  


Save the Date - World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st!

An event is being planned for BUDS families to get together and celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome.

The Cruise Raffle winner will be chosen and announced at our WDSD Event! Purchase your Cruise Raffle tickets here for $20. All proceeds benefit Manasota BUDS. Each ticket has a 1 in 500 chance of winning!


Gulf Coast MBA Annual Golf Tournament - Friday, May 1, 2015

Bent Tree Country Club - 4700 Bent Tree Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34241

12:00 Registration and Lunch • 1:00 Shotgun Start

Download your registration form here:  GCMBA Annual Golf Tournament

All proceeds benefit Manasota BUDS

Programs & Services

Group Meetings & Events

Connect with other families, learn more about current support systems and get involved! We offer guest speakers and time to network with other families. We also invite you to join in our Buddy Walk to socialize, connect and raise awareness about the BUDS mission.

Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Food and drinks provided.

New & Expectant Parent Kits

Kits include books and inspirational essays, local contact names and phone numbers, and information about Manasota BUDS, NDSS, and NDSC. All materials are compiled and approved by Manasota BUDS parents, with families in mind.

Small Group Activities

Join our youth community!
Little Buddies - age birth to five
BUDS Kids - age 6 to 10
Teen BUDS - age 11 to 18
YADS - Young adults with Down syndrome, age 18+

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