What Employers & Employees Should Know About Using FMLA for IEP Meetings

In my last blog, I discussed the 2019 United States Department of Labor opinion explaining that parents can use their FMLA time in order to attend IEP meetings for their children. I explained why this was important for parents to know and I explained who would be eligible for FMLA. This blog explains what employersContinue reading “What Employers & Employees Should Know About Using FMLA for IEP Meetings”

Using FMLA for IEP Meetings

Yes, parents can use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time to attend individualized education program (IEP) meetings for their children. The United States Department of Labor published an opinion on August 8, 2019, explaining that parents can use their FMLA time in order to attend IEP meetings for their children. This was an importantContinue reading “Using FMLA for IEP Meetings”

A Night at the Ballpark

Recently, I attended a baseball game between the Charlotte 49ers and the Appalachian State Mountaineers. I go to school at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and it was a lot of fun watching a live sporting event for the first time in months. Entering the Stadium in my Narrow Wheelchair The game tookContinue reading “A Night at the Ballpark”

Josh McDermott: Working from Home

The other day, I received a notification on my iPhone that showed photos of me and one of my friends out to lunch at a restaurant in New York sitting at a high-top table. A huge smile came across my face. Thanks to my phone, I remember that was the last photo I took beforeContinue reading “Josh McDermott: Working from Home”

Madonna Long: Back Up is the Way to Go

Living in Wyoming has been amazing, although the weather at times can be a bit treacherous. My Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair takes it all in stride and helps get me on my way safely. Last week, I went down to Salt Lake City to see my provider and they installed my new Quantum® backup camera.Continue reading “Madonna Long: Back Up is the Way to Go”

Izzie Bullock: Independent Living

As most of you know, I work for the Center for Independent Living (CIL). CILs are non-profit organizations to support and advocate for people with disabilities BY people with disabilities. CILs work with people with disabilities to help them develop independent living skills. Many people think that the definition of independence is one size fitsContinue reading “Izzie Bullock: Independent Living”

Bryan Anderson: Random Acts of Kindness

In November, we celebrate World Kindness Day but I believe that we should perform acts of kindness every day, all year long. Random acts of kindness can change someone’s life or save someone’s life. People can connect through kindness and kindness can be taught. Why We Should be Kind Over the last 15 years, I’veContinue reading “Bryan Anderson: Random Acts of Kindness”

Jesse Cuellar: What’s in My Wheelchair Bag?

Any power wheelchair user can tell you about the importance of having a wheelchair bag. We need a bag of essentials to keep with us wherever we go. Here’s my list of top things to carry in your power wheelchair bag. Keep a Set of Tools You need to have special tools with you always.Continue reading “Jesse Cuellar: What’s in My Wheelchair Bag?”

Alison Chancellor: Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

The following italicized excerpt was written by Kay Chancellor, Alison’s mom. Lordy, lordy Ali is 40!  She was born on a beautiful spring morning weighing 2 lbs., 7 oz. and 13 inches long. In the 1980s, babies born at 28 weeks gestation represented a significant challenge for doctors just to keep them alive. Ali survivedContinue reading “Alison Chancellor: Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month”