Colleen Starkloff Talks Disabilty

Colleen Starkloff Talks Disability

The Voice of Disability. Advocate, trainer, and lecturer on disability.

Colleen Starkloff

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Expert On:

  • Disability Employment
  • Disability in Public Policy
  • Disability Rights History
  • Independent Living
  • Universal Design
  • Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights

Available for:

  • Conferences
  • Commencements
  • Corporate Consulting
  • Guest Lectures
  • Keynote
  • Organizational Workshops
  • Rallies



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About Colleen 

Colleen Starkloff has over 40 years’ experience working in the field of Disability.  During her career, she has trained thousands of people to welcome people with disabilities into various aspects of society.  She brings her background as a national disability rights leader, as well as her public speaking, facilitation and training experience, to companies seeking methods and advice on welcoming people with disabilities into their workforce.

Ms. Starkloff is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on a variety of subjects related to employment of people with disabilities, disability rights, disability history, Universal Design and the emancipation of all people with disability.

The 2014 award-winning biography, Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights, by Charles E. Claggett, Jr., features Ms. Starkloff and her late husband, Max J. Starkloff, and their fight for civil rights for people with disabilities across the world. In conjunction with her late husband, Ms. Starkloff has co-founded 2 successful disability-focused organizations, organized and conducted 5 national training conferences, and continues to promote employment of people with disability as an important Diversity/Inclusion emphasis for major U.S. corporations.

Recent Speeches

  • Nestle Purina Petcare: Annual HR Conference, St. Louis, April, 2016
  • St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Disability Awareness Day, St. Louis, April, 2016
  • National ADA Symposium, Atlanta, GA, May 2015
  • Universal Design: Meeting and Exceeding the Codes, National Council on Independent Living, National Conference, Washington D.C. 2013, 2014, 2015, Rally Speaker
  • University of Missouri St. Louis, School of Arts and Sciences, St. Louis, MO May 16, 2015, Commencement Speaker
  • Fair Housing Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2014
  • Universal Design: Practical 21st Century Design, Missouri Housing Development Commission, St. Louis, MO, May 2014 Universal Design Training
  • Disability Rights History: Contributions from Missouri Leader, Missouri Protection and Advocacy, Jefferson City, MO, May 2014
  • Disability Rights History: Contributions from Missouri Leaders, Disability Rights History and Advocacy training workshop, Fourth Annual Missouri Housing Summit Conference, Lake Ozark, MO, 2014
  • Universal Design workshop, Missouri Workforce Housing Association Conference, Lake Ozark, MO, July 2014
  • Universal Design in Affordable Housing, Kansas City, MO July 2014
  • Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO December, 2011, Commencement Speaker, Recipient of Doctor of Humane Letters Degree

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