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, Texas, and Ohio. 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.
Founded in 1992 by Regina Skyer, for the sole purpose of advocating, mediating and litigating on behalf of children with special education needs, The Law Offices of Regina Skyer & Associates, LLP, has grown into New York’s premier law firm in this area of legal practice.
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.
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 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 with special needs, including preserving government benefits and providing insurance and other financial solutions which can help provide lifetime quality care.
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.
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.
Freeman Law Offices, LLC advocates for individuals with special needs across their lifespan. That includes but it is not limited to advocating for special education and related services in IEPs; accommodations in IEPs and 504 plans; Guardianships; Estate Plans; advising on SSI/Medicaid eligibility and advocating for adult services. The firm has offices in Princeton, Freehold and Cranford, NJ.
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, Special Needs Planning, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Defense and Civil Disability Rights.
Cirkiel & Associates, P.C. is a unique law firm that provides targeted advocacy and representation to students with physical, mental or cognitive disabilities to assure that each child, no matter where he or she is situated, receives a free and appropriate education (FAPE). Laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 establish processes for evaluating a child's needs and for providing an individualized education program (IEP) and/or "504" plans. Our attorneys and special education advocates are among the most experienced professionals in this area in the state.
Atwood Gameros LLP is a law firm passionate about providing educational opportunities for kids with special needs.
The Glenholme School is an independent, coeducational, special needs boarding school providing a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls, ages 10 to 21 in grades 5 to 12 and postgraduate. The goal of our school is to prepare our graduates for post-secondary college and career opportunities. For more information, go to www.theglenholmeschool.org/home/
Haynes Family of Programs Inc. (dba: S.T.A.R. Academy (NPA); dba: Haynes Education Center (NPS)) creates partnerships and resources for school districts, parents, and students with special needs by providing services through their state approved Non-Public Agency or Non-Public School. We provide Specialized Academic Instruction, Mental Health, Educationally Related Counseling, Speech & Language, Behavioral, and Transition services. A credentialed special education teacher or licensed therapist provides services on a one-to-one basis, direct to the student’s home, hospital, or school.
Professional Tutors of America, Inc. is a Certified Non Public Agency providing Special Education Services to children with exceptional needs. We are contracted with various school districts nationwide and an excellent resource for families who have been awarded Compensatory Services. Our Specialized Services encompass Academic Instruction, Educational Therapy, Transition Services, Language and Speech, Occupational Therapy, Educationally Related Mental Health/Counseling Services and Behavior Intervention Implementation/Design Planning. We staff Licensed Therapists and Credentialed Education Specialists who carefully focus on each student’s individualized needs.
Huntington Learning Center is the leading K - 12 tutoring and test prep provider with the mission is to give every student the best education possible. We offer programs in phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement (AP), ISEE, SSAT, COOP, GED, ASVAB, and state tests. We have a comprehensive ADHD program. Each program is customized for the student to build the skills, confidence and motivation to reach the student’s goals. Our teachers are certified and we are corporately and regionally accredited. We have been providing personalized attention and proven results since 1977.
Law Offices of Tania L. Whiteleather is a law firm providing representation in IDEA administrative due process hearings, related juvenile court matters, District Court reviews of hearings, and appeals.
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