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All in-person events, programs, workshops and nights out have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the recommendation of social distancing. The NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society) has released information regarding the impact this virus may have on the Down syndrome community. For more information, please visit:  http://www.ndss.org

The NDSC (National Down Syndrome Congress) has released information on the COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals with Down syndrome. We provide you with this information so you can make an informed decision regarding the vaccine and whether it is right for your loved one with Down syndrome. We wish you and your family good health and look forward to seeing you when it is safe to resume normal events and activities!

Summer Scholarship Applications

Manasota BUDS is pleased to offer individuals with Down syndrome the opportunity to apply for a 2021 Summer Camp/Enrichment Scholarship. This scholarship is available to individuals with Down syndrome living in Manatee or Sarasota county, and can be used to attend summer camps, classes, lessons, sports or other approved enrichment activities. An online application must be completed and all applications must be approved by the board of directors.

SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP 2021 Details & Application

The application process has been extended through May 15, 2021.


Check back soon - we are in the process of scheduling some informative Zoom workshops for BUDS families.



Thank you for your support of our 2020 Virtual Buddy Walk. We hope to see you in October 2021 for our 20th Anniversary Buddy Walk!


Buddy Up Tennis/Buddy Up Live

Spring 2021 Information



Stage Door Studios - Dance Classes

Manasota BUDS is pleased to sponsor two dance classes at Stage Door Studios. Classes will be offered in-person and via Zoom to allow for families who are not ready to resume in-person classes due to COVID-19 concerns.

Ages 4 to 8 - Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:30pm

Ages 9 and older - Thursdays 4:15 - 4:55pm

In order to register your dancer, you must contact Stage Door Studios by calling 941-921-1600 or emailing them directly at [email protected]

Please note:  Participation is voluntary, and Manasota BUDS cannot be held responsible for anyone who contracts COVID-19 or any other illness while participating in sponsored activities.

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