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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

New York State Department of Health Requires Hospitals to Allow Support Persons for Patients with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities by Alison Morris, Esq.

Posted on May 22, 2020

On April 10, 2020, the New York State Department of Health issued a Health Advisory, stating “[e]ffective immediately” hospitals “are required to permit a patient support person at the patient bedside for”: Patients for whom... read more

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