Best Buddies create video to celebrate Developmental Disability Awareness Month

Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, fills in her planner during SRT. Schuh said the Best Buddies club filmed a music video that celebrates friendship during SRT that will be played sometime in March, which is Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

Riya Chinni

Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, fills in her planner during SRT. Schuh said the Best Buddies club filmed a music video that celebrates friendship during SRT that will be played sometime in March, which is Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

Riya Chinni

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As March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month, the Best Buddies Club is striving to spread awareness about developmental disabilities in general, as well as about students at CHS with developmental disabilities.

Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, said club members filmed a music video during SRT to the “Friends” theme song in order to match Best Buddies shirts this year, which are “Friends”-themed as well.

Schuh said, “We just took little clips of everyone showing their friendship in their own way in the video, and we’re going to put (the clips) to the music.”

Club sponsor Dana James said the goal of the video is to further spread disability awareness, which she said is a vital part of an inclusive society.

James said, “I think it’s really important to spread awareness for disabilities because our students are a big part of our school, and our peers with disabilities are just as important and deserve just as many opportunities, so it’s important to spread awareness and make them feel included and get people involved with the club.”

Schuh said the video will appear on CHTV during March if approved to play, and she said she hopes the video can highlight the friendships that form in Best Buddies and encourage other students to join the club.

Schuh said, “I think (the video) shows how much fun and goofiness our club has, just because people might not get an idea of our club, and all the little bits of everyone dancing and smiling. It just shows what our club is about and how much inclusion we have, as we have people of all abilities being a part of it.”

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