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Carnival for Children with Special Needs

The Malone University School of Education’s Council for Exceptional Children and Malone Pioneer Athletics will present a Campus Carnival for Kids Tuesday, March 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Osborne Hall on the Canton campus. This fun-filled event, designed for children with special needs and their families, is being offered at no charge, however, reservations are required.  

Prior to the carnival, Malone University Pioneer athletes will be visiting area schools. Call the Athletics Office at 330-471-8300 to arrange a visit.

The second annual Campus Carnival for Kids will allow children with special needs (ages 12 and under) and their elementary school-aged siblings to enjoy two hours of fun, games, sports activities, snacks, and prizes. Everything is FREE! Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to accompany their children throughout the carnival as guests. 

Every activity and carnival game station has been specifically designed to differentiate instruction based on the needs of each child, thus the event promises an evening of fun for children with special needs as well as their elementary school-aged siblings. Children with severe challenges are encouraged to attend. The carnival will feature: clowns, a petting zoo, a theatre troupe, jugglers, free snacks, sports team challenges, balloon artists, special prizes, music, marching band, and lots of free carnival games! This year’s carnival is being billed as “crazier, sillier, ‘funner’ than ever!”

Participating families are asked to enter the campus through the gated 25th Street entrance and park in the lot in front of Osborne Hall. Malone students will be stationed in the parking lot for those needing assistance.

The MCEC (Malone Council for Exceptional Children) is a student organization for Malone University education majors committed to connecting with, and serving, families blessed with kids with exceptionalities here in the greater Stark County area.