Registration is now open for the Manasota BUDS 16th Annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 21, 2017! Register your team, family and friends and start raising awareness and funds for individuals with Down syndrome!
Manasota BUDS 16th Annual Buddy Walk will be held at Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival. Every registered walker will be given FREE entry into the Pumpkin Festival following the Buddy Walk.
$15 per walker, FREE for individuals with Down Syndrome and children under 3. Register prior to September 30, 2017 to confirm this year's t-shirt in your size!
Check out our Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $5000. For more information, please email: email@example.com
1st Thursday of every month at Living Lord Lutheran Church (11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch 34202). Dinner and childcare with Music Therapy session provided at no cost to BUDS families.
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Jessica Moody from Florida Family Network on Disabilities will be speaking to BUDS families about their programs and services.
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m.- Lindsey Breffle from Camelot Community Care will be speaking to BUDS families regarding the current need in our community for therapeutic foster parents.
Wednesday, October 11th from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
*Gecko's Grill & Pub, 351 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 (Fruitville/Cattlemen)
ALL Dads are invited and welcome at this monthly event. Dadsnightout@manasotabuds.org
We're taking a short break and will resume BUDS Moms' Night Out in November!
Manasota BUDS is sponsoring Martial Arts classes for individuals with Down syndrome (age 6 years-old and up). The classes will be held at Bostocks Martial Arts in Bradenton on Fridays from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
There is no cost to registered Manasota BUDS families. For more information or to register your child for BUDS Martial Arts, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manasota BUDS has partnered with Stage Door Studios in Sarasota to provide 2 dance classes for girls and boys with Down syndrome.
Little Buddies Support and Playgroup is offered at different times and locations. Be sure to check our Facebook page and sign up for our E-newsletters for updates!
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.
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.
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+