Albany Disability Squad

Advocating for Educational Equity and Justice

  • The Albany Disability Squad has filed a Public Records Act request for data on its services to students with disabilities. In a letter that was obviously written by the Districts attorneys, Albany Unified School District’s response refused to provide any information.
  • Please click here to view some scenes from our “Albany United for Students with Disabilities: Actions Speak Louder Than Words” rally on April 2, 2021.
  • In addition, please click here to read the Albany Disability Squad’s demands of Albany Unified School District.

The Albany Disability Squad is a group of families raising students with disabilities who are served by the Albany Unified School District. We formed in the spring of 2020 in response to cuts to Special Education during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our purpose is to work collectively with each other and collaboratively within the school district and beyond to:

  • advocate for the needs of students with an IEP or a 504 plan, or students are are in need of one
  • support each other in our journeys through the Special Education system
  • advocate for educational equity and justice for all students, recognizing the intersection of disability with race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity

The founders of the Squad have been creating several work groups to focus on these issues. In addition, we plan to hold elections in October for leadership of the Squad. We hope that you will join us! Please go to our Contact page for more details.