ALERT: Paraquad will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m.

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

Steve Schenck

Information Is Empowerment

I’ve been providing information and referrals to people with disabilities, family members, social workers and others, for 15-plus years now. I never really thought about how powerful the right information can be until I started this job.


Don’t Limit Gratitude to the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, especially Thanksgiving, we are encouraged to reflect upon that for which we are grateful. Thankfulness doesn’t have to be associated solely with Turkey Day, does it?

Disability Etiquette

The Lens of Ability: Disability Etiquette

At Paraquad, we are often asked how people with disabilities adapt and do things differently to accomplish everyday tasks independently or with assistance. The Lens of Ability hopes to answer those questions through first-hand accounts of people living with a disability.