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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As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Paraquad joins with many other organizations in recognizing the ongoing, uphill battle to achieve parity in the workplace. In fact, and alarmingly, since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities have improved little, if at all.
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I interviewed a handful of Paraquad employees with varying disabilities and employment histories. The employees share their experiences with employment as people with disabilities.
The countdown to the 2016 election is on — and the results are in. On November 8, Americans will go to the polls to choose their next president. Closer to home, the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state are all up for grabs.