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.
Explore Our Services
Paraquad welcomed Ms. Xiao Liu, founder of Bo Ai Fengting Home in Changsha, China, for a special visit and information-sharing meeting on July 14. The Bo Ai Fengting Home is a social enterprise that provides employment for people with disabilities, specializing in serving people with intellectual disabilities.
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.
When I look back on my experiences as a person with a disability, I quickly become thankful for those who took the time to be my ally. Oftentimes my allies have been the ones who keep me going; they’re the ones who remind me to keep fighting the good fight when I am exhausted.