Max Starkloff (b. 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri - December, 2010) was a disability rights activist. Starkloff became disabled in a car accident in 1959 and subsequently co-founded three organizations:
- Paraquad, an independent living center, in 1970, then one of the first ten such federally funded centers;
- the National Council on Independent Living, in 1983; and
- the Starkloff Disability Institute, co-founded with Colleen, his wife, in 2003.
Starkloff lobbied for legislation for curb cuts and disabled parking, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. He won a President’s Distinguished Service Award in 1991, and was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.