Austin (KXAN) - Sunday afternoon some UT students came together with their friends who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Several hundred gathered for the Best Buddies Field Day at Zilker Park.
Games and food were all part of the festivities.
Organizers say many times people with disabilities have been isolated to home, school and work.
Best Buddies is working to change that by helping disabled individuals get involved in campus and community life.
The group says today's event speaks true to the Best Buddies mission.
"They get a chance to have friends that go to UT," said Buddy Mandi Marsden.
"They recognize how cool our school is, and all of their friends go there, and they get to show them off in public just like we get to show our buddies off in public. It's definitely a two-way street," she said.
Best Buddies can be found in nearly 1,700 middle school, high school, and college campuses.
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