Monica Williams

Why We Ride in the Street


Rolling on St. Louis sidewalks is like riding a bumpy obstacle course. People who use power wheelchairs or scooters often choose to ride their device in the street to keep from dealing with all of the dips, humps and holes on a sidewalk. Read more

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. Read more

Workplace Accommodations

The Lens of Ability: Workplace Accommodations


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 firsthand accounts of people living with a disability. Read more

Shelly Walls

Surprised, Celebrated and Honored!


It’s not easy to outwit a police detective, especially when you’re planning a surprise birthday party and trivia night. But somehow, Gloria Walls was able to gather 80 friends and relatives to celebrate her husband Marty’s 45th birthday without his knowledge. Read more

Deaf Grassroots Movement

More About the Deaf Grassroots Movement


You might notice the picture accompanying this blog that shows two hands touching. The back of one hand and fingers of the other hand are pointing in opposite directions.

It is an American Sign Language sign representing “grassroots.” Read more

Pamela Daugherty and baby

Other Duties as Assigned…


When you work in a nonprofit setting, it’s not unusual to find yourself doing a variety of tasks that weren’t originally in your job description. And for a creative person like me, it’s this variety that’s kept me in tune with why I became an occupational therapist. Read more

Alyssa Schafer

Medicaid Fraud: What Is It?


Recently in the news, you have probably happened on a few stories focused on Medicaid fraud. Some of these involve doctors or hospitals, but many focus on fraud and waste in home and community-based services. Read more