Paraquad http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon signs disability rights legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-disability-rights-legislation <p>A package of bills that Gov. Jay Nixon says is about &quot;dignity and practicality&quot; for the 100,000 Missouri individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability is now law.</p><p>Gov. Nixon signed the legislation today at Paraquad, one of the largest centers in the country dedicated to helping disabled individuals live independently. Its founder, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-admired-him-we-all-loved-him">Max Starkloff</a>, died Dec. 27.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:27:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon signs disability rights legislation Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-july-12-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><p><strong>Mo. Gov. Nixon to sign legislation related to disability issues</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is preparing to sign legislation addressing several physical and mental disability issues. The governor has scheduled a signing ceremony for this morning at Paraquad Independent Living Center in St. Louis.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:56:02 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KRCU 1625 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 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