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Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights
Author: Charles E. Claggett, Jr.

ISBN: 9781883982799
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31 October 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.3
Description:
In 1959, at the age of twenty-one, Max Starkloff was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. His doctors doubted he would live longer than a few days, and, if he survived, the hope for his quality of life would be minimal. How did this young man with barely a high school education become the leader of a powerful disability rights movement and the founder of the Starkloff Disability Institute? This is his remarkable story.

Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights takes readers on an extraordinary odyssey of hope and resiliencefrom Starkloff's twelve years in a nursing home to his successful family life and career as a nationally prominent human rights leader. At the time of Starkloff's accident, millions of Americans like him were confined to institutions with no hope of ever living life independently as respected members of society. But Starkloff and other disability rights leaders formed what became known as the Independent Living Movement, enabling thousands of disabled people to move out of nursing homes by encouraging local governments to remove physical barrier...

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