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6533-Malone University presents fourth annual Campus Carnival for Children with Special Needs and Their Siblings – all new aquatics theme!

6533-February 20, 2013

The Malone University School of Education's Council for Exceptional Children and Pioneer athletics will present the fourth annual Campus Carnival for Kids Thursday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. in Osborne Hall on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. This fun-filled event, designed for children with special needs and their families, is being offered at no charge! Reservations are required. Register online.

All of your favorite activities are back – along with some brand new activities as well – like an all new aquatics theme! But there's nothing at all fishy about this carnival -- the differentiated activities allow all children to participate, each at his or her ability level. The event also offers an exciting vaudeville show, as well as a learning hut for parents of children with disabilities, where they can learn creative techniques on how to differentiate activities at home.

The Campus Carnival for Kids is geared for children with special needs (ages 12 and under) and their elementary school-aged siblings to enjoy two hours of fun, games, entertainment, activities, snacks, and prizes. All carnival activities and refreshments are 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 theatre troupe, jugglers, free snacks, sports team challenges, balloon artists, special prizes, music, an aquatics-themed reading room, and lots of free carnival games!

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.

In addition, the MCEC will take the carnival and vaudeville stage on the road one week prior, March 15, to Southgate School – allowing for even more students to participate. The goal for year four is to double the children who get to participate by reaching more children, while reaching children with more severe disabilities.

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.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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