Capital District Task Force

The Special Education Task Force is comprised of over 200 parent advocates, school district staff, attorneys and other individuals who specialize in Special Education Law, and work collaboratively to ensure that children with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive setting and receive a free and appropriate education. 

The Capital District Special Education Task Force includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schenectady, and Warren.

Upcoming Events

The Capital District Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Council ?members to share information with other Task Force members. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.  To join the Capital District mail list, subscribe here and choose “Capital.District.Special.Ed.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!  

You may also subscribe to any or all of the other regional Special Ed Task Force lists, but you will need to do so one at a time.

Capital District Task Force Executive Council


Tara Moffett, Esq.
Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.

Rachel McCane
AIM Services

Council Members

Helen Charland
Disability Rights New York

Tina Beauparlant
Parent to Parent of NYS

Toni Brewton
Retired, Albany County Children Youth and Families

Ruth Fennelly
Commission on Economic Opportunity

Audrey Franke
Wildwood School

Robin Hickey

Steve Oill
NorthernRivers Family of Services

Anna DeRosa
NY Council on Developmental Disabilities

Jacqueline Hayes
NY Council on Developmental Disabilities