BUDS Mission

The mission of BUDS is to promote positive public awareness, acceptance and inclusion, within our community and schools, for all of our loved ones with Down syndrome. This is achieved by encouraging individuals with Down syndrome to reach their fullest potential. We aim to be a source of support, information and education for all of our loved ones with Down syndrome and their families.

To further our mission, we strive to:

  • Educate, inform and support families who have loved ones with Down syndrome.
  • Provide support and encouragement to new parents of babies with Down syndrome.
  • Organize educational and social opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families that help encourage social and physical development.
  • Give important, current information and support to our families through our quarterly newsletter, website, and e-mail updates.
  • Promote literacy and lifelong learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages.