David Newburger 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 Starkloff Disability Institute Works To Overcome Obstacles To Hiring People With Disabilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/starkloff-disability-institute-works-overcome-obstacles-hiring-people-disabilities <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4d5f6ea3-c2e5-29f8-2e39-350f5d000d03" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For Colleen Starkloff and her husband Max, advocating for people with disabilities has always been about helping them gain independence. When they founded Paraquad in St. Louis 45 years ago, their goal was to enable people with disabilities to live independently. </span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:44:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 30715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Starkloff Disability Institute Works To Overcome Obstacles To Hiring People With Disabilities