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

Paraquad Hosts Disability Provider from China

Paraquad Hosts Disability Provider from China

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.

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.

Anna Corbitt

How to Be an Ally of the Disability Community

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.