Re: Fibromyalgia and Reasonable Accomodations
Where I work we have people with start times of 6AM, most are at 7 AM and some are 8:30 and 9 AM. Very few are because of health reasons. Most are different life styles (family accommodations). The key at my work is that everyone works when they are at work and the work of the lab (wastewater lab) gets done.
From my point of view it is a reasonable accommodation for anyone who wants to get up that early. The only jobs I can see not having that flexiability would be with those who deal directly with the public from a specific opening time to a specific closing time.
Now for your problem. It is reasonable. Do not be brief. List everything associated. You need to list why you need the earlier work schedule with emphasis not only the benefit to you but the company. One reason, you already mentioned, the addition of another car during rush hours, is a benefit to everyone driving. Another is that with this accommodation they get an empolyee that will not have to decompress before getting to the job at hand.