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“School is very difficult for me online, as I don't have access to the resources I would if I were attending school physically. I cannot get the extra help I need, and without someone supervising me I'm forgetful and less likely to get my assignments in.” -Mary Harrigan

I am submitting this object, along with Mary’s reasoning behind sending me this screenshot because it shows the ways that the education system is overwhelmed in trying to transition to remote forms of learning, which is, in turn, leaving behind many neurodiverse students. While the environment at home may be a bit more comfortable for Mary due to better control of external stimuli, they still don’t have access to the accommodations they need as an autistic student in high school.

This object also shows the overwhelming nature of online schooling, and how the technologies we use to help in remote learning oftentimes cause more stress to the student because the reminder of how much work they have is constant: it is on their phones which they carry with them everywhere. Additionally, Mary is Autistic and Nonbinary, Both of these identities are not typically represented within historical records. and I think it's important that their experiences be preserved within this archive.

Date (Dublin Core)

December 9, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Mary Harrigan

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Megan Bateman

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Partner (Dublin Core)

Suffolk University in Boston

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Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Online Learning
English Education--Universities
English Health & Wellness

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neurodiverse students

Collection (Dublin Core)

College COVID Stories

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This item was submitted on December 16, 2020 by Megan Bateman using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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