|First, let me help you with the guilt. Children with Autism, by nature, are reactionary. The deal with what's in front of them. The behavioral issues are most likely connected to his experiences at school. The school district is famous for projecting blame on the parents. They'd like to to defer responsibility because they can defer the cost of provided a more appropriate situation. |
Labor laws pertaining to caring for a loved one refer to unpaid leave, not reduced hours.
In either case, you have approached a crossroads familiar to most of us...where we are forced to create change in our lives. You'll have to carefully evaluate what is & isn't working for your family. When you identify the irritant(s), you can prepare to make adjustments, one at a time.
Though it may seem impossible, I can tell you I have had to create a life as a homeschooling mom, as the sole breadwinner, with no help & no child support. If it must be done, it can be done. Whatever changes you contemplate, you can achieve. ↑
You need to let people know what state that you live in because the laws vary from state to state, I live Florida which has the right to work laws. Which losley translated means that if you cannot comply with job requirements. you need to give up your job. It stinks amd is not fair, but where did you ever hear that life was fair.
|For what it's worth, I think "full time" is considered anything over 35 hours. It might even be less as "ObamaCare" is implemented. You might be able to use this information to negotiate with your boss. I hope so. Good luck. ↑|