IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) community


The IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) community in the Waco area is thriving and adding new activities and ways to connect.

On this page we point to some places where you can meet people and have fun.

If you know of social and support groups in our local IDD community, please let us know on the form at the bottom of this page.

So far we have listings for:

Best Buddies (Waco Area Citizens Chapter)


Best Buddies (Waco Area Citizens Chapter)

The Waco area Best Buddies chapter matches up adults with IDD to those without IDD in a one-to-one friendship. The buddy pair is part of a larger chapter that aims to meet up once a month for a social event. There is an application process and background check conducted, with virtual periodical check-ins with participants. The friendship is a one-year commitment, and it depends on both parties to reach out to one another. If you sign up and are on the waiting list for a buddy, you can take part in group events while you wait.

To find out more, contact Joaquin Escalante, Program Manager of Community Engagement at or 940-268-5718. You can also follow Best Buddies of Texas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Help us keep these listings up to date! Please use the form below to send us corrections, updates, or suggestions about additional social and support groups to list.