Empowering people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.
We work with people of all ages — from children who might have a disability to senior citizens. We assist people who have a wide variety of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, visual, auditory and mental/emotional.
A Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit, community-based agency that provides five core services: advocacy, independent living, information and referral, peer consultation and transition.
Our program ensures people with disabilities are able to arrange and receive any personal care attendant services they need to live safely in the home setting of their choice, all backed by the experience and support of Paraquad.
With your help, Paraquad provides its expert services for people with disabilities at low or no cost to ensure that everyone who needs help can get it. More than 80 percent of our participants live on an income of less than $20,000.
From an accessible health and wellness center to interpreter services, we will help you find a solution.
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Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a girl named Amanda who was born with a disease called cystic fibrosis. The first few years of her life were tumultuous, with medications, visits to doctors, illnesses and long hospital stays. One of her longest hospital stays as a child totaled four months.
While I normally spend my days with business leaders coordinating training, education and accessibility surveys, I recently had the opportunity to present disability awareness training on visual impairments to fourth graders.
On January 18, many of us had a day off from work in honor and remembrance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is very likely the best known and most beloved activist and organizer in the United States, second only to President Barack Obama.