Legal Services to Protect Your Family
Legal Services to Protect Your Family
Your child is your life.
So what happens when your child with special needs isn’t progressing in reading? What happens when the school district decides to take services away? What happens when the school isn’t following your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)?
You don’t have to tolerate a school neglecting its special education obligations. You have recourse to secure what’s best for your child and their future.
Federal laws like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitle your child to special education services. If the school district makes bad decisions, you can get a special education attorney to help you stand up to them.
The Cuddy Law Firm focuses on special education law. We take great pride in empowering parents to advocate for their children’s rights.
We can help with any of these matters and more:
Trust your instincts as a parent. Under IDEA, children with disabilities should get a “free appropriate public education,” or FAPE. If you think your child isn’t receiving the educational services he or she needs, let our lawyers help.
We can start by providing a consultation on your situation.
Predicting the future is impossible. Planning for the future is a necessity.
But when you’re taking care of a person with special needs, navigating guardianship, special needs estate planning, special needs trust administration and many other complicated planning issues can feel overwhelming.
At the Cuddy Law Firm, our special needs attorneys can help you and your family make the right decisions to secure the financial future of a child or other loved one.
Let us help you develop a life plan, so you don’t have to handle this project alone — and you can gain a sense of peace about how your family member will be taken care of in the future.
We’ll take into account your family’s legal, financial and medical needs, and any other relevant family situations while we help you develop your plan.
We can help with all of this and more:
You’re devoted to your loved one with special needs. You work hard to support them. Planning for the future is another important way to care for them.
The Cuddy Law Firm’s special needs lawyers are here to help you and your family.
Our firm began operating in 2001 as The Law Office of Andrew K. Cuddy, providing legal services to families of individuals with special needs.
In 2012, due to growth and the opening of an office in White Plains, New York, the firm incorporated and began operation as the Cuddy Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
In 2015, we opened an office in Austin, Texas, to serve Texas families. Since then, we opened offices in Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Our firm has represented thousands of families in advocacy, administrative proceedings and state and federal courts. We’d like to help you.
Andrew K. Cuddy began working as a special education lawyer in 2000 to meet an increasing demand for special education representation for children and families. In 2010, Michael J. Cuddy, Jr., joined his brother Andrew in their Auburn, NY, office.
In 2012, with the need for special education legal services continuing to grow, Adrienne Arkontaky joined the firm as managing attorney. Together Andrew and Adrienne opened an office in Westchester, NY, formally establishing the Cuddy Law Firm as it is known today.
In addition to special education cases, the New York offices handle special needs planning, trust administration and assistance with Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) applications and appeals.
And our firm now operates in multiple states. Our leadership includes managing attorney Joseph Sulpizio in our Philadelphia, PA, office.
In 2017, Andrew K. Cuddy gained admission to the North Carolina Bar, and we opened an office in Waxhaw to serve North Carolina. Adrienne Arkontaky gained admission to the Pennsylvania Bar due to the growing need in Pennsylvania.
With our expanded reach across the country, our special education attorneys can represent parents and children in many states. We are committed to serving families, including many under-served populations.
If you need help resolving a special education or special needs planning matter, that’s what our law firm was created to do.