Special Education Club

The Special Education Club is an organization at GMercyU dedicated to spreading awareness and acceptance of individuals with special needs. 

As a member, you will help raise funds and host the annual Alex Valeno Exceptional Persons 5k Walk/Run on campus. Alex Valeno was an active member and co-president of The Special Education Club until January 2013 when she passed away suddenly due to congenital heart disease.

You will also promote understanding, education and best practices to the GMercyU community and future educators by hosting and attending Professional Development events both on and off campus.

The club is also a local chapter of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

2018 Alex Valeno Exceptional Persons 5K Walk/Run

The Sixth Annual Alex Valeno Exceptional Person’s 5K Walk/Run will be held at GMercyU on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The funds raised from the Walk/Run will be used to support charities such as Special People in the Northeast (SPIN) and The Autism Institute of Gwynedd Mercy University.

We're dedicated to reaching the goal of $10,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you would like to donate, click the button below. Any amount you give will be greatly appreciated! 

Registration for the Walk/Run is coming soon!

If you interested in joining or want to learn more about the Special Education Club, please contact:

Dr. Deboah Schadler
schadler.d@gmercyu.edu
215-646-7300 ext. 21160