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Using FMLA to attend IEP meetings

stephanie426stephanie426 Moderator Posts: 46 Moderator
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Hi Everyone, 

As parents with disabilities, some of us have kids who also have disabilities who have IEPs in school.  Getting time off of work to attend these meetings can be difficult, especially on top of all the other time off we need to take care of kids and ourselves.  In the U.S. parents have the right to use FMLA time in order to attend their child's IEP meeting.  

Here's a video that explains who can use FMLA and how:


  • ambercollieambercollie Moderator Posts: 137 Moderator
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    I remember ALL those un-necessary meetings. The back and forth. Many things could have been done in one meeting not multiple. 
    After experiencing that 1st IEP when my son broke his neck, when my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I applied for a 2nd IEP and this time I was firm and said you need to combine these meetings. This one went way smoother and shorter!
    I had not heard of FMLA
    Thanks for sharing!
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