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.

Explore Our Services

On The Blog

Christy Herzing

The Fight for ‘Normal’

Throughout history, people with disabilities have been hidden away, abused, used as props, praised extensively for everyday tasks, mocked and simply been made to feel less than because we aren’t society’s definition of “normal.”

Aimee Wehmeier

Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

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.

Diane Wieland

Employees With Disabilities Reflect on Professional Careers

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.