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Can a Parent Bring a Lawyer to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting?

Posted on August 19, 2021

The supports and resources that your child with a disability receives at school are set by their IEP—Individualized Education Program. And the most important step in creating your child’s IEP is their IEP meeting. In... read more

10 Things Parents of Special Education Students Needed to Know when COVID Started

Posted on August 16, 2021

When the coronavirus pandemic broke out in the United States in spring 2020, the landscape for students receiving special education services changed overnight. In an effort to help parents keep up, Cuddy Law Firm special... read more

VIDEO: 5 Steps to Protecting Your Special Education Student’s Rights During COVID

Posted on August 9, 2021

After schools scrambled to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020, special education lawyer Joseph Sulpizio, senior attorney in the Cuddy Law Firm’s Philadelphia office, provided a video guide on how to protect your... read more

These Were Some of the Top Issues for Special Education Law in the 2020-21 School Year

Posted on July 13, 2021

The 2020-21 academic year was the first full school year to be reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. For parents looking to stay informed about major developments in special education during this unsettled time, a panel... read more

Six Laws that Shape Special Education in the United States

Posted on June 25, 2021

As a parent of a child with disabilities, your days are hectic and your energy is spent taking care of your child’s daily needs. It can seem like school is another obstacle, a force to... read more

Video: COVID-19 & Your Child’s Right to Educational Services in NY, an Update

Posted on June 8, 2021

The special education lawyers at the Cuddy Law Firm gave parents an update on the status of school closures in New York City during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, in this video. Special... read more

NYSED “Strongly Encourages” School Districts to Extended Eligibility into the 2021-2022 School Year for Students with Disabilities Aging Out! – By Alison Morris, Esq.

Posted on June 1, 2021

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released a guidance memo on April 14, 2021 stating COVID-19’s impact “has been particularly harmful to vulnerable populations, including most importantly, English language learners, economically disadvantaged and homeless... read more

Video: What Is an IEP?

Posted on May 11, 2021

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are the cornerstone of special education. They define how a student with disabilities will receive what they are entitled to under federal law: access to a free and appropriate public education.... read more

Video: What Goes Into a Special Education Evaluation

Posted on May 6, 2021

The purpose of a special education evaluation is to get a concrete, detailed understanding of the educational support your child needs. This video from Alison Morris, a special education attorney at Cuddy Law Firm, explains... read more

Video: Special Education Law & Your Child’s Transition Plan from High School

Posted on April 20, 2021

When your child receiving special education services reaches age 15, your school district should create a plan for the student’s transition out of high school by age 18 or 21. The idea is to avoid... read more