Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Nothing About Us Without Us

August 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Conrad Reynoldson

“Nothing about us without us.” This mantra has long inspired the disability rights movement. As noted by James Charlton, who wrote a book by this same title, the term “expresses the conviction of people with disabilities that they know what is best for them.”

This is the rallying cry for the United Nations to pass the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and continues to be as relevant as ever. As with the fight for the civil rights of other minority groups, the disability community is most effective when it is led from within.

For this reason, I, a wheelchair user myself, founded...

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