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Can Bullying Be A Claim Against a School District?

Posted on January 28, 2020

Bullying a student with a disability can the basis for a denial of a free and appropriate education (FAPE) claim under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, three factors must be present: 1)... read more

Recent OSEP Letter Offers Clarification That District Administrators Should Not Be Present at IEP Meetings as Observers

Posted on November 15, 2019

On May 2, 2019, the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), which issues policy letters to “provide information, guidance and clarification regarding implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act... read more

OSEP Reiterates That IEP Services Must Be Based on A Student’s Individualized Needs, Not on A Program’s Ability (or Inability) to Provide Services

Posted on November 13, 2019

A recent September 2019 Office of Special Education Programs (“OSEP”) policy letter reiterates school districts cannot make program decisions for students with disabilities based on what a placement offers. Rather, individualized education programs (“IEP”) and... read more

Winning Appropriate Education Services for a Girl With Autism

Posted on May 18, 2018

The Problem: A 6-year-old girl diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder was not properly evaluated by the individualized education program (IEP) team at her public school. She wasn’t receiving the services in her IEP for speech-language... read more

Securing Medicaid Services for a Girl with Spina Bifida

Posted on May 18, 2018

The Problem: A 9-year old who was born with spina bifida was denied eligibility for health services through the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The Results: With the guidance of Cuddy... read more

Parent Prevails in Second Circuit Represented by Cuddy Law Firm

Posted on June 6, 2016

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... read more

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

Posted on March 3, 2016

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... read more

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

Posted on March 3, 2016

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... read more

Moving On, Cuddy Law Firm Intern Continues Career

Posted on April 12, 2015

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... read more

WHITE PLAINS OFFICE ANNOUNCES EXCITING GROWTH!

Posted on July 30, 2014

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... read more