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A collage of three photos. The first shows four young professionals smiling near a check in table, one is seated in a wheelchair and three are standing. The next shows Colleen Starkloff speaking behind a podium. The last shows small children signing their names in colorful markers on a large poster of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Events

There are so many ways to get involved with Starkloff Disability Institute!

SDI hosts community celebrations, professional conferences, speakers, volunteer opportunities and more. We would love to have you join us! Explore some of the ways you can join our community and advance our mission of disability inclusion below.

Upcoming Events

Green and blue circle logo with two crisscrossed golf clubs and text Starkloff Disability Institute's Irons for Inclusion 2021
Irons for Inclusion Golf Tournament Date: October 18, 2021 Location: Forest Hills Country Club, Chesterfield, Missouri

St. Louis’ first accessible golf tournament

Special Guests  •  Silent Auction  •  Cocktail Reception

Join us for the inaugural Starkloff Disability Institute Irons for Inclusion Golf Tournament!

Get your friends together for a fun day on the championship course at the beautiful Forest Hills Country Club and support SDI’s transformative programs! The four player scramble begins with a 9:00am shotgun start and includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf, cart, on-course games, raffles, lunch, cocktail reception, player gift, and more.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Scott Thompson at sthompson@starkloff.org or click here for more information.

Green and grey logo with text Starkloff Disability Institute Universal Design Summit 7 Inclusion Fusion September 29 - October 1, 2021 UDSummit.com
Universal Design Summit 7: Inclusion Fusion Date: September 29 - October 1, 2021 Location: Saint Louis University | 20. N Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 and online

The Universal Design Summit is an educational program and conference that aims to promote the proliferation of Universal Design principles in public places, housing, and digital spaces. Starkloff Disability Institute is proud to host North America’s only conference focused on housing and communities usable by all.

Universal Design Summit educates architects, planners, housing developers, interior designers, builders, home remodelers, occupational therapists, housing advocates and nonprofit housing organizations from across the globe on the importance, use and benefits of Universal Design. The understanding and proliferation of Universal Design by these professionals will help ensure that people of all ages and abilities have access to good quality, affordable homes, as well as making public spaces usable for the whole community.

Abilities Expo Chicago. June 25-27, 2021 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Visit SDI at Abilities Expo – Chicago Date: June 25-27, 2021 Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center | 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

The SDI team will be exhibiting and presenting at the Abilities Expo in Chicago. Abilities Expo brings you thousands of game-changing products, services, technologies, and workshops all under one roof. Regardless of the type and level of your disability, the Expo will provide the resources you need to exceed your own expectations and thrive.

Starkloff Career Advisor, Jason Hartsfield will present Disability Works!: Integrating Your Disability into Your Professional Brand on June 26 at 11:45 a.m.
Register now for this free conference!
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