• Petitioned UNH counseling dept

This petition was delivered to:

UNH counseling dept
Associate Dean
University of New Hampshire, Manchester

University of New Hampshire, Manchester: Reverse the decision to expel Meagan Wolf

    1. Rafael Horowitz Friedman
    2. Petition by

      Rafael Horowitz Friedman

      Hadley, MA

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November 2012

Victory

Meagan asked for an appeal and the Associate dean allowed her to return to school next year with a note from her therapist. Thank you to everyone who supported her through the process. We did not end up needing to deliver this petition but we appreciate so many people signing to say they stand with her!

Meagan is an extremely dedicated student. She lives for music, and works hard to pursue her degree in music education. However, Meagan is not like you or me. Throughout her life she has been living with Asperger's syndrome, a disease that causes people to act unusually in social situations. Meagan, for example, will often get extremely stressed before a test, and as a result, she has to rock herself for a few minutes before she can take a test. This behavior caused the UNH administration to kick Meagan out of school.

I am petitioning the UNH administration because I believe that this decision was immoral! Nobody should have their right to an education denied as a result of a learning disability.

To:
UNH counseling dept
University of New Hampshire, Manchester, Associate Dean
Reverse the decision to expel Meagan Wolf

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Oliver Neary PORSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have knowen people with Aspergers and find this choice uncaceptable

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    • Catherine Morans BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Meagan deserves a great education and should not be discriminated against for things that are not in her control.

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    • Catryce Cooper OCEANO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Asperger's syndrome can most definitely be disabling in social settings. The rocking Meagan exhibited is 100% typical of an individual with Asperger's under stress. The University needs to recognize the difficulties and stresses experienced by those individuals who struggle with Asperger's syndrome and create an environment in which those individuals may thrive academically.

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    • Veronica Sedivy BARRINGTON, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      I shared a suite this summer with Meagan at the New York Summer Music Festival and developed great respect for her both as a person and a musician. It infuriates and saddens me to know that a so-called institution of higher learning could in good conscience choose to expel Meagan on such insupportable grounds. I strongly condemn this action and the University of New Hampshire to reconsider its priorities and decision.

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    • Nina Savasta WINDHAM, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      If the school accommodates for other students with disabilities, then why is Meagan being discriminated against? This is wrong.

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