Have a disability? Looking for a competitive job? We are looking for you! Click here to include your information in our Candidate Registry

The Starkloff Disability Institute is proud to announce

MAX STARKLOFF AND THE FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS  

  NOW AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES

 

Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights

From nursing home prisoner to international human rights leader, Max Starkloff spent his life breaking down barriers. After breaking his neck in a car accident at age 21, doctors offered Max little hope for survival or any quality of life.  Max did not accept this fate. He fought to live a full and independent life. In doing so, Max helped create a political and social movement that changed the world, all without lifting a finger. Author Charles E. Claggett, Jr. takes you on the journey in the life of an extraordinary individual.  

Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights tells the powerful story of Max’s life and legacy, and his work that is carried on today at the Starkloff Disability Institute.

Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights is published and available for purchase by The Missouri History Museum.  The book is 400 pages and retails for $27.95.

 

***SAVE THE DATE***
OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH
Please join us at the official book launch:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Lee Auditorium
Missouri History Museum
 …

RSVP HERE

 …

Charles E. Claggett, Jr.

Charles E. Claggett, Jr.

Buy or bring your book to this special event.   Author Charlie Claggett will read excerpts, answer questions, and sign personal copies of your book. This event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for this wonderful celebration of Max’s life, now in print!

An ebook version will be available for Kindle and other ebook devices in January 2015. An audiobook is now in production and will be available in the first half of 2015.

 

Donate Now


Like us on Facebook


THE NEXT BIG STEP


MAX STARKLOFF SPEAKER SERIES


DISABILITY STUDIES


UNIVERSAL DESIGN


DISABILITY HISTORY


DIRECT ACTION


The Starkloff Disability Institute has as its mission to create a world that welcomes all people with disabilities by empowering them, by influencing the non-disabled, by serving as liaison between the two groups, and by working toward a goal of economic independence through employment.



Max and Colleen Starkloff

Max and Colleen Starkloff co-founded Paraquad, Inc. one of the first ten federally funded independent living centers in the U.S. After 35 successful years at Paraquad Max and Colleen, along with David Newburger, co-founded the Starkloff Disability Institute to take THE NEXT BIG STEP - changing attitudes for a more inclusive society.