What Kind of Life did Tracy Have?
Ashif Jaffer is a student who has just finished his first course in the Department of Disability Studies at Ryerson. He has applied for full time classes in Politics for September.
Ashif Jaffer wrote the following piece in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an undergraduate course at Ryerson University, Writing For Disability Activism. Ashif is the first student with Downs Syndrome to complete an undergraduate course within a degree program at Ryerson. While his piece is not a typical review, it was written in response to the media coverage of Robert Latimer throughout 2008. During that period, Latimer came before the National Parole Board after serving 10 years of his life sentence for the 1993 murder of his disabled daughter, Tracy. Upon appeal he was granted day parole, a transfer to a half-way house in British Columbia and unescorted leave over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Errata: 14(2); 14(3)
Our sincere thanks to those who notified us about the following errors in the second and third issues of volume 14.
Re: Carr, J. (2008). Families of 40-year-olds with Down syndrome. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14(2), 35�43.
Some data in Table 1 on page 37 were reported incorrectly. The correct data for mothers in the DS group for overall health are: Good�60%, Fair�28%, and Poor�12%. The correct data for mothers in the DS group who felt run-down and/or depressed are: run-down�6%, Depressed�11%, Both�11%, Neither�72%.
Re: Carrol, D.W. (2008). Books written by parents of children with developmental disabilities: A quantitative text analysis. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14(3), 9�18.
Some of the text on page 12 immediately preceding Table 1
was missing. This should read as follows:
As I found books that met my criteria, I used several search
features on Amazon.com (e.g., keywords, suggestions for other
books bought by customers) to identify similar books. I chose
the first 18 PCDD and CTL books that met my criteria.
The corrected version is posted on the Journal site of the
Re: The Compass Youth, Paterson, J., & Vo, T. (2008). Disability,
history and things to remember. Journal on Developmental
Disabilities, 14(3), 98�100.