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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I immigrated to the United States from Bosnia, a country where you wouldn’t see a person with disability working or out in public. However, I quickly learned that people with disabilities are just like you and me.
People with disabilities can qualify for two main forms of social security benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Both cash benefits programs are administered by the Social Security Administration, and a person must have a disability to qualify for benefits.
Paraquad and U.S. Bank have closed on a New Markets Tax Credit deal that will result in $16.2 million in financing toward renovations and debt refinancing at Paraquad.