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Saturday, September 14, 2013

New Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Please share!
A new issue of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies is now live.

If you have a few minutes this afternoon, please have a look at the first article in the issue, Kate Rossiter and Annalise Clarkson's "Opening Ontario’s “Saddest Chapter”: A Social History of Huronia Regional Centre." This article acts as a great primer for the historic class action lawsuit beginning this coming Monday in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Then, come back and read the other excellent articles in the issue as well, including:

Disability and Poverty: Stories that Resist Attitudinal Barriers to Inclusion
Randy Johner

Reflections on Personhood: Girls with Severe Disabilities and the Law
Sheila K. Jennings

Buying time: The S/pace of Advocacy and the Cultural Production of Autism
Anne E. McGuire

Commentary: When Bureaucracy and Policy Leave Ethics Behind: Our Nineteen-Day Battle with Alberta Health Services to Save Our (Independent) Lives
Heidi Janz

Review of Disability Politics & Theory by A.J. Withers
Jaime R. Brenes Reyes

As always, the CJDS is free, open access, and accessible.
In just over a year of existence, we have had over 8000 unique readers, and articles published in the CJDS routinely get 2000 reads/downloads.  So submit your own scholarship, too!


Jay Dolmage, Ph.D
Editor, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
Associate Professor of English
University of Waterloo
Department of English
Hagey Hall of Humanities Building
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Tel: 519 888 4567 x31035
Fax: 519 746 5788


  1. Thank you for your welcome. My friend, Barb Farlow directed me here. I am a resident of Alberta and mother of a little girl born with a rare medical condition (tetrasomy 18p) who is now an angel. It is through my daughter's experience in life and death that I became involved in disability studies and advocacy for human rights. My daughter's legacy is SAMANTHA'S LAW. The legislation is restricted to Alberta and due to inundations by others across the country seeking similar resolve, I endeavor to establish similar policy federally. - Sincerely, Velvet Martin, Spokesperson for Protecting Canadian Children and Founder of SAMANTHA'S LAW. Please review the 2 following CTV Alberta Primetime articles for more indepth understanding: Samantha's Law - and Supporting Alberta Parents With Disabilities -

    1. Thank you so much for bringing Samantha's story and her important legacy to my attention. I wish you every success in establishing similar policy at the federal level.