Disabled people thriving.

Access, economic opportunity, self-determination. We all need these to thrive. But barriers and bias continue to exclude disabled people from the workplace …and all the freedoms and dignity a good paying job brings. We are working to change that.

Our disability-led programs tackle the problem from both sides: empowering individuals with disabilities to succeed in their careers and shifting systems to build inclusion and belonging.

Latest News

  • Remembering Bill Durham

    Our longtime friend and board member, B.W. “Bill” Durham, Jr., passed away this week. As a board member from 2009 through 2019 and a member of our Leadership Council since 2020, Bill helped lay the foundation of our organization. He unabashedly approached friends and strangers alike to invest [...]

  • Access Everywhere: Starkloff Welcomes Kazakhstan’s Education Ministers

    On April 18, Starkloff Disability Institute welcomed an international delegation of education ministers from the Republic of Kazakhstan. This wasn’t our first time on the global stage. One of our founding programs, the Universal Design Summit is the largest in North America and attracts international presenters and attendees. [...]

  • Press Release: Starkloff Disability Institute Ready to Increase Impact with New Gift

    Disabled People Thriving: Starkloff Disability Institute Ready to Increase Impact with New Gift St. Louis, MO, March 19, 2024 – Today, MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced the Starkloff Disability Institute as one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need [...]