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Empowering people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.

Who We Serve

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.

What Is A Center For Independent Living?

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.

Personal Care Attendant Services

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.

From an accessible health and wellness center to interpreter services, we will help you find a solution.

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On The Blog

Missouri American Water MR 340

Training for the Missouri River 340 Race

Dave Haessig, a transition specialist at Paraquad, and his teammates, Jan Cook and Joan Twillman, are participating in the Missouri American Water MR 340, a four-day, 340-mile trek across the state from Kansas City to St. Charles.

Youth Summer Camp

Summer Camps Help Youths Meet Goals

Summer is in full swing here at Paraquad! In addition to baseball games, BBQs, and sunshine, that also means summer camps for our Youth and Family Program participants.

Social Security

Paraquad Offers Legal Advice to SSI, SSDI Applicants

Did you know that in Missouri, almost 67 percent of people who apply for Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are denied? Social Security can provide a critical financial safety net for people living with a disability who have no other source of income.