Buddy Break is a FREE Parents’ Day Out/respite program where kids with all types of special needs (VIP kids) have FUN while their parents get a BREAK. At Buddy Break, VIP kids and their siblings make new friends, play games, do crafts, hear children’s stories, enjoy music, and more! Meanwhile, parents get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities, usually for three hours on a Friday night or Saturday morning.
Why Buddy Break?
Giving families of kids with special needs a break
One out of 10 kids under the age of 14 has some kind of special need. You probably know someone with a VIP kid!
The weight and stress of raising a child with special needs can be overwhelming.
Mental Health Treatment of stress is 2-3x higher for parents of VIP kids versus parents of typical kids.
The divorce rate is high (up to 80%) for couples with a child with special needs.
Families may experience extreme isolation, depression, loneliness, and fatigue.
Opportunities to get a break are rare, yet desperately needed to survive.
2023 Buddy Break Dates
4114 S Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, FL 32822, USA