Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Protecting the Legal and Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities
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The Cuddy Law Firm is dedicated to representing individuals with disabilities and their families. The Firm is active in special education advocacy and litigation, special needs planning, transition planning, guardianship, Medicaid, and other administrative proceedings and appeals. Its practice extends throughout New York State, and has recently expanded to Austin, Texas, and vicinity. The Firm's attorneys are available to speak to families and to advocacy and professional organizations on issues important to special needs children and adults.
Chamberlain International School is a co-educational, Therapeutic Boarding and Day School located in Middleboro, MA. Students ages 11-22 in grades 6-12 and postgraduation transition. Located on a picturesque campus we offer programming for students from life skills through college prep. Highly individualized and supportive. Special education and content certified teachers; speech/language; OT; masters’ level clinicians; Psychiatrist and nursing on-grounds. Diagnosis include: ocd; anxiety; adhd; nld; asd; attachment disorder; bipolar; depression; and learning disabilities. NY approved out of state school as well as NJ, MD, PA,CT, RI, DC, IL and many others.
Founded in 1992 by Regina Skyer, for the sole purpose of advocating, mediating and litigating on behalf of children with special education needs, Skyer, Castro, Cutler and Gersten, has grown into New York’s premier law firm in this area of legal practice.
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie provides sophisticated advice and legal services to dynamic and successful organizations through more than 3,900 locally qualified attorneys and 7,000 professional staff in 68 offices in 38 countries. Baker & McKenzie lawyers and staff are committed to providing service to the communities in which we live and practice. The fluent deployment of our worldwide talent, along with our shared passion to help local communities, allows us to impact some of the most significant and complex issues in the world today. This is our responsibility as global
citizens, and we are privileged to use the experience, knowledge and resources of our Firm to promote the values we share and improve access to justice by all.
The MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning SM is dedicated to helping families secure lifetime care and quality of life for their dependents with special needs. The Center’s mission is to help families plan for the future of their dependents, including preserving government benefits and providing insurance and other financial solutions which can help provide lifetime care.
A Maryland law firm with extensive experience advocating for the civil rights of children and individuals with disabilities. We provide legal services and advice in the areas of Special Education Law, Suspension and Expulsion Hearings, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Defense and Civil Disability Rights Statewide.
A2Z Educational Advocates is a team of special education attorneys and advocates who represent parents in the Los Angeles area and throughout southern California. The A2Z team is dedicated to helping parents obtain special education services for their children and represents parents of students with disabilities at every level of the process, assisting parents with the evaluation process, advocating at IEP meetings, filing compliance complaints, representing parents through due process hearings and mediations, and pursuing claims in federal court. A2Z was founded by N Jane DuBovy, J.D., a parent of a child with Autism. Jane was joined at A2Z by Carrie Watts, J.D. in 2003 and by Mandy Favaloro, J.D. in 2004.
Alpine Academy is an RTC for girls ages 12-18 with emotional disturbances. The model we use (Teaching Family Model) focuses on skill based development from trained and certified specialists to help our youth learn the skills to stop surviving life and start living it. We are accredited through AdvancEd and a certified NPS for California and Illinois. Our dual-endorsed teachers lead every class in a normalized school environment. Master's level clinicians conduct individual, family, and group therapy weekly.
Based in Connecticut, The Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC represents children with disabilities throughout the special education legal process. Representation includes attendance at IEP Team Meetings, Mediation, Due Process Hearings, and, if necessary, federal court. Combining zealous advocacy with compassion and common sense, The Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano proudly serves clients in securing their Civil Rights.
Gina DeCrescenzo, P.C. is a litigation and advocacy firm dedicated to protecting the civil rights of children. With a particular focus on the special education needs of children, the firm tirelessly seeks equal access and equality of instruction and opportunity for children with special needs. The firm also partners with Personal Injury firms in cases involving injuries to children and young adults, including the abuse and mistreatment (physical, emotional, and/or verbal) of children suffered at the hands of school personnel. The firm represents clients across New York State and has offices in White Plains and Wappingers Falls, New York.
Kule-Korgood and Associates, PC is a private law practice located in Forest Hills, NY, that focuses on representing parents of children with disabilities in obtaining an effective education. Our staff has been advocating on behalf of children with disabilities for over twenty years.
Since 1981, Newman Aaronson Vanaman has provided assistance to children with disabilities and families with members who are disabled. As the first law firm in Southern California to provide representation for children with disabilities in their struggle to receive appropriate educational programs and other benefits to which they were entitled, N.A.V. has been a leader in disability advocacy and litigation. Newman Aaronson Vanaman remains committed to providing services for families and children needing specialized legal services. Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff are actively involved in a variety of forums as they seek to improve the services children and adults with disabilities receive.
MAYERSON & ASSOCIATES, located in midtown Manhattan, is committed to promoting the rights and entitlements of individuals with autism. We work closely with families, educators and professionals in the field to secure individualized and effective educational programs and services. With the transition to adolescence and adulthood, we also represent individuals in matters relating to vocational (“transition”) training, housing, and employment.
InnerChange represents a family of treatment programs that serve young people who are struggling with emotional, psychological, academic, and behavioral issues. Our group of programs covers a gamut of services to meet each student's individual needs. At our CORE, we are united in a methodology that focuses on strength-based, relational, and outcome-driven treatment strategies.
The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school that provides a supportive program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls, ages 10 to 21 in grades 5-12 and postgraduates. The goal of our school is to prepare our graduates for post-secondary college and career opportunities.
The Law Offices of Adam Dayan focuses on matters relating to special education and broader education issues. A large part of the firm's practice revolves around representing parents of children with special needs in pursuing appropriate educational programs and services for their children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other applicable law. As a secondary mission, the firm is interested in exploring how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues, and understanding new ways in which our own education system can be improved.
CAPCA is a volunteer run statewide organization of parents, attorneys and advocates interested in special education and disability related issues.
Advocates for Special Education is intended to be a directory of Attorney's and Advocate's that focus on Special Education Law. Parents have a hard time finding people to help them through the Special Education maze. This service will provide parents with the information they need. Check out our table at the conference
Provo Canyon School is a residential treatment program serving youth ages 8-17. Providing specialized treatment and school for youth with academic challenges, reactive attachment disorders, substance abuse, and emotional/behavioral issues in a campus-based environment.
S.T.A.R. Academy (NPA) and Leroy Haynes Educational Center are both part of Haynes Family of Programs. S.T.A.R. Academy is an approved Non-Public Agency and Leroy Haynes Educational Center is an approved Non-Public School through the California Department of Education's Special Education Division. S.T.A.R. Academy provides One-to-One, Specialized Academic Instruction or Compensatory Education services, direct to the student's home or hospital. A credentialed special education teacher or therapist provides NPA services.
Law Offices of Tania L. Whiteleather provides services to students in
California who have disabilities and to their families who need assistance
with IEPs, hearings, and related matters.
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