Chapter 13 concludes the book by noting some reasons for optimism by people with disabilities as the world and the United States move forward from the pandemic. Recognition of the rights of people with disabilities continues to build: the developing Universalist Model recognizes that all people are subject to strengths and limitations over the course of their lifespans and encourages a view of the world that accommodates the needs of all people along the natural continuum of the human condition. The disability community continues to discern the human rights needs of all people and promote policies to support them. Governmental, private, and international initiatives seek to ascertain that the rights of people with disabilities are recognized at all levels of society around the world.
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