Team Olivia Grace

From Team Olivia Grace

My daughter, Olivia Grace, has Down Syndrome. We have been fortunate to be a part of our local community group, Manasota BUDS, which provides funding for Olivia and other children to improve their speech, fine motor ...

Gina Barresi



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Event Details


5500 County Road 675, Bradenton FL 34211

Date & Time

Saturday, October 19 2013

9:00 AM

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12th Annual Buddy Walk

Saturday, October 19th

Hunsader Farms, Bradenton

Welcome to Manasota BUDS

Our Mission:To provide families witha neutral and supportive forum for sharing and networking,and to promote understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome.

Manasota BUDS is an all-volunteer organization.

What We Do

Programs & Services

Manasota BUDS is committed to serving people with Down syndrome and their families in our community.

Some of our past, present, and future programs, services, and activities include:

Monthly Meetings are an important part of our community building.  We offer guest speakers and time to network with other families.

During our monthly meetings we offer music therapyart therapy, and respite care.

New and expectant parent kits are available upon request.  Kits include books and inspirational essays, local contact names and phone numbers, and information about Manasota BUDS, NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society), and NDSC (National Down Syndrome Congress). All materials are compiled and approved by Manasota BUDS parents, with families in mind.


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12th Annual Buddy Walk to benefit Manasota BUDSHunsader Farms, Bradenton, FLSaturday, October 19, 2013