chapter  22
7 Pages


WithKelley Johnson, Karen Soldatic

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book reveals two different groups of people involved in disability advocacy and activism: people with disabilities and their allies. It also reveals the importance of relationships with allies who may not have disabilities but who are committed to disability justice and rights, and the people with disabilities with whom they are aligned. The book describes how individuals come to a self-reflexive understanding of their own position and a commitment to acting with others. It shows that building collective action from individual commitment takes time and confronts a number of challenges. The book illustrates formal representation of disability justice issues, concerns and claims require the formalization of disability advocacy and activism, via the work of DPOs, to facilitate engagement by other social movements.