Gregory Cangiano was inspired to pursue special education law because of his mother, a guidance counselor whose life’s calling was working with special needs children.
Greg earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Binghamton and graduated with honors from Touro Law School in 2006. During his undergraduate and law school years, he interned part-time at Skyer Law. As a law student, he also did pro bono work with the Long Island Advocacy Center, an organization dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities.
Greg is a partner at Skyer Law, and has been an attorney with the firm since 2006. He regularly participates in IEP review meetings with clients throughout New York City, Nassau, and Westchester. He has extensive litigation experience in all areas of special education law, including in appeals to the Federal District Court.
Greg is passionate about empowering parents and educators in the IEP process. From 2008-2012 he served as an adjunct professor at Bank Street College of Education teaching a graduate course, Communication and Collaboration: What the Law Intended. He designed this course to explore how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) demands school districts to work cooperatively in the development and implementation of IEPs.
Greg lives on Long Island with his wife, a kindred spirit who teaches special education, and his two beautiful children. In 2017 he launched the INA Fund, an organization in memory of his mother that is dedicated to supporting students with special education needs.