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New York University Chapter

Professionals Educating & Advocating for Children with Exceptionalities (P.E.A.C.E.)


A little bit about us...


P.E.A.C.E. is the NYU student 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." CEC chapters work to fulfill the mission and vision of CEC International by "advocating for appropriate governmental policies, seting professional standards, providing professional development, advocating for individuals with exceptionalities, and helping professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice." (Official CEC Website)

Why we want YOU to get involved...


P.E.A.C.E. is looking for individuals...
...interested in learning about children with exceptionalities
...dedicated to providing exceptional students a voice and a vision
...looking to improve the quality of life for students in the public school system
...interested in learning how education affects their chosen career
...curious about childhood education and looking to learn more


What events you can look forward...


...guest speakers
...movie screenings
...volunteer opportunities
...other organization & network connections
...conference & workshop sessions


Meet the faculty and staff that make this club possible...


Each year New York University students are elected to fulfill essential board positions under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The following students and faculty have dedicated their time and effort to making P.E.A.C.E. 2009-2010 a success...

Barbara Schwartz (Clinical Associate Professor of Special Education) is the faculty advisor for P.E.A.C.E.

Alex Salzberg (Secretary) Hi, my name is Alex Salzberg and I am in the Steinhardt class of 2012. I am majoring in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in French. I have had a passion for children with exceptionalities since I was in 5th grade and my class started volunteering at a daycare for children with a variety of disabilities. Since then I have tried the best I can to educate myself and to participate in any way I can. I plan to work with children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders whose speech has been affected. I look forward to learning more and C.E.C. helps me to do so.

Allie Baylson (President) Hi! I’m Allie Baylson and I am president of NYU P.E.A.C.E. I am a junior studying early childhood/ special education with a minor in history. I have always had an interest in being a teacher for children with exceptionalities.

Steven Marositz (Vice President) Hey! I'm Stephen Marositz and I'm a sophomore studying childhood education. I've been involved in NYU P.E.A.C.E for one year and am currently the Vice President. In addition to PEACE I also work on the PEARLS research team and am also an intern for NYC Department of Education.