Turning the World Upside-Down

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I wanted to fill everyone in on an event that Connor Diemand-Yauman (Camp PALS 2007 Counselor) and I have been working on for the past few months.

Princeton University’s Class of 2010 will be sponsoring the first-ever Princeton Down Syndrome Awareness Convention. The event will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2007 from about 10 AM-8 PM. The convention will host exhibitors, speakers and workshops throughout the afternoon for all of the parents. Meanwhile, over 100 Princeton University volunteers will pair up with all of the children and young adults with Down Syndrome. Together, they will spend the day at an Indoor Carnival held on campus complete with games, prizes, food and performances from many Princeton student groups.

This event is a great opportunity for parents to come and learn about the newest developments and issues going on in the Down Syndrome Community. This is a family event - siblings are encouraged to come to the carnival as well. Brunch and Dinner will be provided for all attendees. Finally, to end the event, we will (hopefully) be screening the Camp PALS Documentary.

Please go to www.camppals.com/convention and download a registration form ASAP. The registration deadline is October 17. Also, if you have any suggestions as far as speakers or exhibitors, please let me know!

This event is a dream come true for me, I can’t tell you how excited I am that its actually happening!!! Hoping to see all of you soon….

- Jenni