For Consultation 800.418.5904

Don’t Navigate the System Alone: How New York Special Education Attorneys Help

It’s easy to feel intimidated fighting for your child to get the special education services he or she is entitled to. School districts overwhelm you with rules and procedures. They don’t always explain what they are required to provide to a student with special education needs.

Parents in New York should know this: You can get a New York special education lawyer dedicated to ensuring that your child’s school provides the education required under the law. This can be one of the most effective ways to safeguard your child’s future and bring a sense of peace to your family.

But how do you know when you should contact a special education lawyer?

You may need to work with a special education attorney in two major areas:

  1. Getting your school to provide all the special ed services your child should receive.
  2. Planning for your child’s future beyond school.

The Cuddy Law Firm, with offices in four states, helps families across America secure better resources for their children.

If you’re having a problem with the special education system, call us for a consultation on your particular situation.

Contact Us Now

When Your School Isn’t Serving Your Child, Contact a Special Education Lawyer

You may need a special ed lawyer to protect your child’s rights at school in any of these situations:

  • Your child with special needs isn’t progressing educationally.
  • Your child’s school reduces or eliminates services.
  • The school isn’t following your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

An experienced special education attorney in New York can help you navigate the special education system and address problems.

Your attorney can help you challenge decisions by advocating for your child and/or filing an impartial hearing request, or in the case of a negative decision, filing an appeal in court if necessary.

Federal and state laws mandate that children with disabilities are entitled to appropriate education services. A special education lawyer can make sure that happens.

Call Us

When You’re Looking Out for Your Child’s Future, Contact a Special Needs Planning Lawyer

You won’t always be able to provide for your child, but you can take steps to ensure they have the resources they’ll need after you’re gone.

You may need a special needs planning lawyer to secure future support for your child, including:

  • Establishing guardianship for adult children with special needs, or preparing directives for when a young adult is able to execute these documents.
  • Special needs estate planning to provide for your child’s future needs.
  • Special needs trust administration to protect your child’s assets, including addressing issues involving the management of special needs trusts.

Planning for the future can help you ensure that money your child receives from you and your family doesn’t jeopardize their access later on to government assistance that’s based on financial means, such as Medicaid health coverage and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.

An attorney can help you understand the different kinds of trusts available and how they work.

An attorney can also help you navigate state resources for people with special needs, for example programs like those offered by the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Ultimately, an attorney can help you gain confidence that your child will be taken care of for life.

Contact Cuddy Law Firm

Call 800.418.5904

Accessibility Toolbar

Accessibility Toolbar