About Us


Manasota Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS) is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is headquartered in Sarasota, FL.  Founded in 2002, BUDS celebrates over 20 years of providing programs and services to the local Down syndrome community.

We are affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress, and were the first organization in FL to partner with Dads Appeciating Down Syndrome (DADS).

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Interested in joining the Manasota BUDS family?

Membership is FREE, so join today and help us in bringing up Down syndrome!