Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Hosts Fall Carnival

Monday, October 1, 2012

What: The Kinney Center will host a carnival for families and donors, the SJU community, and the local autism community. The carnival is one of many events celebrating the official inauguration of C. Kevin Gillespie S.J. ’72 as 27th president of Saint Joseph’s University. The carnival will feature games and activities, food, and face painting for all ages.

When: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine

Where: St. Mary's Field, Saint Joseph's University’s James J. Maguire '58 Campus

(Rain location: O’Pake Recreation Center’s Multipurpose Room, Saint Joseph's University’s James J. Maguire '58 Campus)

Highlights: Tabletop Games, 9-Hole Miniature Golf, Giant Slide, Bungee Run, Sports Games, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Funnel Cake, Cotton Candy, Popcorn

About: With its roots in the Jesuit mission of service and cura personalis, or care for the whole person, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support seeks to address the needs of those who struggle day-to-day with autism, either as individuals or caregivers. The mission of the Kinney Center is to provide multi-disciplinary education and research opportunities for students, teachers, professionals and parents who seek to improve and extend opportunities, outcomes, quality of life and best practices in treatment for people with ASD. The Kinney Center offers services, resources and information; support and guidance; and tools for public and individual advocacy that contribute to improved autism awareness and care.

RSVP requested: kinneyautism@sju.edu or 610-660-2170.

Contact Information

Kelly Welsh, Director of Communications/College of Arts and Sciences, University Communications, 610-660-1385, kwelsh@sju.edu

Background

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.



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