Para Support in Remote Learning, Part 2

Are you tearing your hair out, wishing that the Albany Unified School District would provide better paraeducator support to your students in remote learning? We wrote to you last week asking for your ideas on how AUSD could/should be deploying paraeducators to help students remotely. Since then, we have developed a fairly robust list ofContinue reading “Para Support in Remote Learning, Part 2”

Para Support in Remote Learning

Is your student getting an appropriate level of support from their paraeducator (also known as “paras” or “aides”) in the remote learning format? Many students are not. The Albany Disability Squad’s steering committee would like to create a work group to focus on ways the school district should be using paras in remote learning. TheContinue reading “Para Support in Remote Learning”

Survey: How has the start of school been for your family?

With 2-3 weeks of distance learning completed for the 2020-2021 school year, we’d like to get your input on how things are going so far. We will use this information to help advocate for educational equity and justice for all students in the district. We are not collecting email addresses in order to ensure allContinue reading “Survey: How has the start of school been for your family?”

Wednesday, September 9, 2020: Family Support Group meeting

Please join us for the next meeting of… The ADS Family Support Group: Supporting each other in raising kids who learn differently How has distance learning been going for your kid(s)?  How are you managing multiple roles? How can we help each other and our kids? Date: September 9, 2020 (and the second Wednesday of everyContinue reading “Wednesday, September 9, 2020: Family Support Group meeting”

Capacitación por DREDF: Educación Especial para Estudiantes con Discapacidades: Lo Esencial y el COVID-19

Presentado por: Juliet Barraza Defensora de Educación y Diana Vega Defensora de Igualdad de Educación Miércoles el 9 de septiembre, 2020 7pm a 8:30pm Por ZOOM Su inscripción es obligatoria. Haga clic en este enlace. Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame a: 510-644-2555, ext. 5325

Wednesday, August 19: A chance to ask questions of school board candidates

There will be an online candidates forum held by the Albany Democratic Club on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30pm. Candidates for the AUSD Board of Education and for Albany City Council will be participating. This is a great opportunity for the Special Education community to evaluate the candidates’ commitment to our students with disabilities. Topic:Continue reading “Wednesday, August 19: A chance to ask questions of school board candidates”

Parent/Family Information Webinar on Special Education and Remote Learning

Reminder: Alexia Ritchie, AUSD’s Executive Director of of Special Education and Student Services, is hosting an information session on Tuesday, August 18th at 7pm to discuss the delivery of services to students with IEP and 504 plans during remote learning. Please Ms. Ritchie’s announcement below: Parent/Family Information Webinar Special Education and IDEA Services for 2020-21Continue reading “Parent/Family Information Webinar on Special Education and Remote Learning”

Introducing the Albany Disability Squad

The Albany Disability Squad is a new group of families working collectively with each other and collaboratively with the Albany Unified School District to provide students with disabilities with the free and appropriate public education that they are entitled to under the law. We formed in the spring of 2020 when it the AUSD BoardContinue reading “Introducing the Albany Disability Squad”