Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization helping people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) to have the opportunity to create friendships, integrated employment and leadership development. It was founded in 1989, and since then it has become a vital and energetic international organization that grows every day with the help of volunteers and supporters.

Best Buddies has created 8 fundamental programs that positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with or without disabilities around the world.

  • Best Buddies Middle Schools
  • Best Buddies High Schools
  • Best Buddies Colleges
  • Best Buddies Promoters
  • Best Buddies Citizens
  • e-Buddies®
  • Best Buddies Ambassadors
  • Best Buddies Jobs

Thanks to the efforts of Best Buddies organization and friends, people with IDD can secure gratifying jobs, live on their own, become leaders and make long-lasting friendships. Acordis International shares the same vision and it has become an official sponsor of this valuable organization. Acordis will continue to support and to be active in this wonderful and important cause to help create a world in which people with IDD are successfully integrated to the everyday life of our communities specially in South Florida.

If you want to be part of the Best Buddies family in South Florida and participate in any of the programs, please visit