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PDA Spring Carnival 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Princeton University

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About the conference

Princeton Disability Awareness (PDA) was founded in 2007 by a group of student devoted to disability awareness, education, and inclusion. Since then, they have been hosting major events on Princeton’s campus to promote this goal and to bring together the Princeton student body and the larger community.

Each fall and spring, children are invited to attend a carnival on Princeton’s campus during which they will be buddied with a Princeton student for the day. The carnival hosts a variety of activities including arts and crafts, sports, interactive games, and performances by Princeton student groups. Volunteer to child ratios are usually one-to-one. All volunteers are trained and receive individual information on their specific child. Snacks are provided and parents are required to pack a bagged lunch for their child. Please note that we are nut free.

Each fall, while the children are attending the carnival, their parents are invited to a conference on disability featuring panelists from Princeton’s faculty and experts in the field. Past Keynote speakers have included Emily Srebro, advocate and 5-time medal winner in the 2007 Shanghai, China worldwide special Olympics and Rachel Adams, author of the award winning memoir Raising Henry, and director of the Future of Disabilities Studies Project at Columbia University. Complimentary lunch is provided.

The upcoming carnival will be held on April 26th 2015, and will feature an even wider variety of art projects, carnival games, and performance acts. We will also be hosting complimentary breakfast for parents to enjoy and chat with one another after dropping off their children. We look forward to hosting your children at our event! Please contact pda@princeton.edu with any questions or concerns.