Paraquad http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Disability Advocates Reflect On The 24th Anniversary Of The ADA http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-disability-advocates-reflect-24th-anniversary-ada <p></p><p>Saturday is the 24<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law requires public accommodations be made for people with disabilities and prohibits employment discrimination.</p><p>St. Louis has been on the forefront of disability advocacy since the 1970s, led by Paraquad founders Max and Colleen Starkloff. Through the efforts of Paraquad and the Starkloffs, St. Louis became the first city in the country to have lift-equipped buses. Members of Paraquad also traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby for the passage of the ADA.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:13:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 38370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Disability Advocates Reflect On The 24th Anniversary Of The ADA 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