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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Buddies build a bridge to disabilities in school

Harmanjot Kaur is not sure what her best friend Bree Grisedale's intellectual disability is because ''frankly, it doesn't matter,'' she said.

They are among 150 sets of ''buddies'' who make up Best Buddies Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that pairs an intellectually disabled person with an able buddy to spend time together, whether playing video games or shopping.

Mark Trevaskis believes there are no organisations like his. He asked the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care for $1 million this year to expand around the state but received $150,000, barely enough to continue operating .....

Read Rachel Olding's report from today's Sydney Morning Herald here.

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