1 in 4 people has a disability. People with disabilities 2x more likely to be unemployed, 2x more likely to be underemployed, and 2x more likely to live in poverty than their nondisabled peers.

Starkloff Disability Institute is working to change that.

Our programs help disabled people thrive by acting on both sides of the problem:

Empowering Candidates: Our candidate programs empower people with disabilities to take control of their careers and succeed in competitive professions. Through a range of programs targeting youth, college students, and adults, Starkloff teaches people with disabilities to step into their power as disabled professionals and equips them with the tools to thrive in the workplace.

Improving Systems: Through corporate partnerships, community outreach, conferences, media, and more, Starkloff dispels myths and helps companies implement inclusive hiring and customer service practices. We use many approaches to teach people how common disability is, that it isn’t something to fear or be uncomfortable with, and how they can be more welcoming.

Working at the micro and macro levels, Starkloff is changing hearts and minds and building a community where disabled people can thrive.

If you would like to speak to someone about questions you have or any other type of gift you would like to make, please contact Maggie Mahoney at (314) 860-3074 or

Starkloff Disability Institute is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Our Commitment 

SDI’s programs are powered by the generous donations of time, talent, and financial support of people in our community who believe in equality and inclusion for people with disabilities. 

Our donors are partners in this work because each of us personally benefits as we advance our mission and create a world that welcomes people with disabilities. It is SDI’s responsibility to provide transparent, timely, and thoughtful reporting on our activities, finances, and impact. We accomplish this through consistent and clear communication. 

Our Development Team can always be reached at (314) 588-7090 or to answer any questions.