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The Yorktown program, in Arlington, is one of 3,000 Best Buddies chapters around the world.
Sosuna Woldeyesus, 16, a junior at Yorktown who has autism, said the group “makes people’s lives better” and helps everyone — regardless of any disabilities — to feel included and build friendships.
Sarah Wilson, a special-education teacher at Yorktown and advisor for the Best Buddies club, said the group helps those with and without disabilities, allowing participants to learn from each other.
Best Buddies Prom offers so much to so manyAt Yorktown, parents and students said it is a crucial program for those already dealing with the sometimes awkward period of adolescence.
Jenny Holsinger said her 19-year-old daughter Maddie, who has autism and is a senior at Yorktown, has participated in Best Buddies since her freshman year.
Many more people called Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown, N.Y.Strangers Rally to Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog|Michael Daly|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The British still held New York when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in October 1781.Is This the Tavern Where Washington Drank After Beating the British?|William Bryk|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The American Revolution was protracted: Five years elapsed between the Declaration of Independence and Yorktown.
Lieutenant-Colonel Abercromby, who had led the only serious sortie from Yorktown, chewed his sword in impotent rage.
Cornwallis himself remained in Yorktown, pleading indisposition but perhaps unable to face the triumph of revolution.
Large groups of people gathered at Yorktown where the boat had been docked and waited for the reply.
General Cornwallis had taken possession of this house for his headquarters at Yorktown.
By September 1781, he had approximately eight thousand soldiers garrisoned on the peninsula at Yorktown.
The second death in Company B occurred on the evening of the first day out from Yorktown.
From there we went to Yorktown, expecting to take transportation home, as our term of service had nearly expired.