Max Starkloff http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Colleen Starkloff Continues Advocating For Rights For People With Disabilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/colleen-starkloff-continues-advocating-rights-people-disabilities <p>Colleen Kelly Starkloff has been on the forefront of the disability rights movement ever since she met her late husband, Max Starkloff, in the nursing home where he was confined due to a disabling car accident. Still a young man, Max was determined to live independently and help others in his situation do the same.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:32:57 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 28164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Colleen Starkloff Continues Advocating For Rights For People With Disabilities Local, national notables remember Max Starkloff http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-national-notables-remember-max-starkloff <p>Today's <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4315">show</a> was a discussion about the life and legacy of <a href="http://www.paraquad.org/">Paraquad</a> founder Max Starkloff and his many contributions to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For more on Starkloff, see our previous <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-admired-him-we-all-loved-him">story about his memorial</a>.</p><p>We heard from some of these voices during the show, but here are some more local and national notables sharing their stories about Starkloff:</p><p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 23:09:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Libby Franklin & Mary Edwards 248 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local, national notables remember Max Starkloff "We admired him, we all loved him." http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-admired-him-we-all-loved-him <p>Hundreds gather to remember the life and legacy of Paraquad founder Max Starkloff.</p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 22:52:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 240 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "We admired him, we all loved him." Services set for disability rights pioneer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/services-set-disability-rights-pioneer <p>Ceremony at College Church on SLU's campus will be open to the public; accommodations will be made for people with disabilities.</p> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 20:56:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Services set for disability rights pioneer Morning headlines: Paraquad founder Max Starkloff dies, East St. Louis Police reject offer, Coleman lawyers seek to prevent expert testimony http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-paraquad-founder-max-starkloff-dies-east-st-louis-police-reject-offer-coleman <UL> <LI>Funeral arrangements are pending for Max Starkloff, a longtime advocate for the disabled in the St. Louis area. <A href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/article_718e6c4d-7929-5ef2-a533-d51f42e78476.html">Friends told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch </A>that he had recently developed the flu. Starkloff was&nbsp;a quadriplegic since age 21, when he was injured in an automobile accident. He founded <A href="http://www.paraquad.org/">Paraquad Inc.</A> and led crusades that convinced St. Louis to install wheelchair temps on sidewalks and lifts on buses. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:21:51 +0000 Julie Bierach 202 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Paraquad founder Max Starkloff dies, East St. Louis Police reject offer, Coleman lawyers seek to prevent expert testimony