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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

Video: A to Z of a Special Education Legal Case

Posted on April 14, 2021

If your child doesn’t receive the special education services required by law, you may be able to file a due process complaint—which is a claim that the public school system has failed to uphold your... read more

See How New York City COVID-19 School Reopening Looked in fall 2020

Posted on April 1, 2021

In this video before New York City schools returned to in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic in fall 2020, Alison Morris, an attorney at the Cuddy Law Firm, discussed the school reopening plans. She said... read more

Video: Special Needs Life Planning

Posted on March 29, 2021

Every parent, and especially a parent of a child with special needs, has to think about the future. Who will take care of your child when you no longer can? This video featuring Katherine Aquino-Melendez,... read more

Video: Guardianship & Special Needs Planning in New York

Posted on March 24, 2021

Learn about guardianships in New York in this video from Katherine Aquino-Melendez, a special needs planning attorney at the Cuddy Law Firm. If you have a child or other family member who has disabilities and... read more

Covid-19 and Navigating the Special Education System

Posted on March 3, 2021

In this video, Cuddy Law Firm special education attorney Joseph Sulpizio gives an update for parents in Pennsylvania in spring 2020 on how schools were required to provide special ed services during shutdowns due to... read more

Compensatory Services and COVID – What Should You and Your School District Be Discussing, and What Should You Know?

Posted on November 4, 2020

By Alison Morris, Esq. Federal and state guidance made clear that compensatory (make-up) services might be available to students as a result of COVID instruction and services that were inappropriate. For links to some guidance,... read more

Update: Summer Services Can Be Provided in Person in New York by Alison Morris, Esq.

Posted on June 19, 2020

On June 5, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order stating that “special education services and instruction … may be provided in person for the summer term in school districts.” School districts that provide in... read more

COVID-19 Instruction Update – Summer School Programs Will Be Virtual by Alison Morris, Esq.

Posted on June 1, 2020

On May 21, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that summer school programs will continue to be provided through distance learning, and will not take place on school campuses. This means that students who are entitled to... read more

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