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June 20, 2016

Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration to Review Special Education Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Obama administration to weigh in on whether it should grant review in a special education case about the level of education benefit required under federal law.

The case in which the justices...

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June 6, 2016

Parent Prevails in Second Circuit Represented by Cuddy Law Firm

The Second Circuit issued a decision in the case L.O ex rel. K.T. v. N.Y.C. Dep’t of Educ. and REVERSED and REMANDED the case for further proceedings. The family was represented by the Cuddy Law Firm, COPAA filed an amicus...

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March 11, 2016

Austin Education Office: Killeen District Special Education Audit

The Killeen Independent School District (“KISD”) has released a special education audit completed by Gibson Consulting. The audit was discussed at the KISD Board meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016.

The Cuddy Law Firm, PLLC represents certain special education...

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March 3, 2016

The Cuddy Law Firm’s Sonja D. Kerr to Present at COPAA in Philadelphia

IDEA Class Actions is the topic of a presentation by Sonja D. Kerr, Cuddy Law – Austin.

The early predecessor to the IDEA was the result of activists parents and outstanding civil rights lawyers who brought...

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March 3, 2016

The Cuddy Law Firm’s Andrew Cuddy to Present at COPAA Conference

Throughout the country, parents often have difficulty connecting with legal representation in special education matters. Often, firms demand large retainers that prevent many parents from pursuing their family’s right to a FAPE for their child...

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March 1, 2016

Attorney Adrienne Arkontaky Featured in Pace Law’s February 2016 Alumni Highlight

In February 2016, The Cuddy Law Firm’s Vice President and Managing Attorney Adrienne Arkontaky was Pace Law’s Alumni Highlight.

Adrienne graduated from Pace Law School in 2003 and now her practice area is a...

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October 15, 2015

Educational Solutions CNY

The Cuddy Law Firm strives to provide information to the community on resources available to individuals with disabilities and their families throughout New York State. We invite you to read a brief overview describing the services Educational Solutions CNY offers:

Educational Solutions...

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April 12, 2015

Moving On, Cuddy Law Firm Intern Continues Career

Aaron Eddy worked in the Auburn office upon completion of college and while applying to law schools. For a year, he conducted intakes, prepared disclosures, coordinated contact with clients, and other legal assistant duties. 

This past fall...

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January 15, 2015

Webinar on Accessing Government Benefits for Individuals with Disabilities

Vice President and Managing Attorney of the White Plains Office, Adrienne Arkontaky, speaks about accessing governement benefits for individuals with disabilities. 

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January 14, 2015

Matrimonial Actions and the Use of Supplemental Needs Trusts for Individuals with Disabilities

By Elana M. Simha and Mordecai Y. Simha 

In negotiating matrimonial settlements, it is essential that families of individuals with disabilities...

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December 22, 2014

Reflections on Sandy Hook

In this season of celebration, we at Cuddy pause to reflect upon the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago. To read the State of Connecticut's recently released report, which emphasizes the need...

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July 30, 2014

WHITE PLAINS OFFICE ANNOUNCES EXCITING GROWTH!

The Cuddy Law Firm is pleased to announce that our White Plains office has grown significantly since the start of 2014.  We welcome four new professionals to our team:     Samantha Pownall is an associate attorney in the White...

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July 21, 2014

Important Decision: Least Restrictive Environment Applies to Extended Year Services

The Second Circuit decided an important case this spring regarding whether the “Least Restrictive Environment” standard extends to Extended School Year Services (ESY).” In T.M. v. Cornwall Central School District, the district’s Committee on Special Education (CSE)...

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November 4, 2013

Margaret Vogt Named 2013 PULSES Outstanding Services Award Winner

Margaret Vogt, Special Needs Legal Assistant has been selected as a 2013 PULSES Outstanding Service Award winner in the Service Provider category. Margaret is a legal assistant in our White Plains office. Margaret has been instrumental in assisting families throughout New...

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August 10, 2013

Cuddy Law Firm Announces Two New Associates & Relocation | Blog The Cuddy Law Firm, P.C. Welcomes New Associates and Announces Relocation of Offices.

We are proud to announce that Kerry McGrath and Elana Simha have joined The Cuddy Law Firm, P.C. as associates in the Westchester office.

Ms. McGrath's practice focuses on special education advocacy...

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January 5, 2013

Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy | Blog

Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas in New York City including Brooklyn, NY. As part of The Cuddy Law Firm's ongoing community service efforts, we organized a gift drive for students with disabilities at P.S. 77K. Many of the students and families lost...

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October 18, 2012

JAWS Computer Software

I recently worked with a family that utilized "JAWS" computer software and thought I would share the information since several people are unfamiliar with the JAWS program and asked "What is JAWS?" I assure you it is not associated with the movie that produced the infamous line...

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September 29, 2012

Cuddy Law Firm Welcomes Carmen Perez Barton | Blog

The Cuddy Law Firm is excited to welcome Carmen Perez Barton. Ms. Perez Barton is fluent in Spanish and will assist our Spanish-speaking clients in obtaining appropriate special education services for their children. Carmen is available to attend CSE and IEP meetings...

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September 21, 2012

Vital Behavioral Services offers Social Skills Classes

Vital Behavioral Services, a private agency that offers applied behavioral services and social skills training with board certified behavioral analysts, has announced fall social skills training classes for students with autism spectrum disorders. These classes are for kindergarten through -3rd grade students.

The location for...

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September 15, 2012

NEW BEGINNINGS!!

I am excited to join The Cuddy Law Firm as the Managing Partner of a new Westchester office. The team is eager to be able to serve an ever-growing metropolitan population and provide families of loved ones with special needs guidance in the areas of special education AND...

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