Trustees of Boston University

Friends Matter!: Increasing and Improving Social Interaction Opportunities between Students with and without Intellectual Disabilities

“This three-year grant in the amount of $142,552 supports the implementation of the Friends Matter! curriculum in the Bourne (MA) Public Schools. The curriculum promotes friendship between young people with and without intellectual disabilities.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Boston, MA
AMOUNT: $142,522 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2016
WEBSITE: http://bu.edu


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued