Paraquad

Making St. Louis Accessible
for Over 40 Years

Disability Education Services

Disability Education Services

Participants cooking

Education Services

Our education program offers a variety of educational and personal growth opportunities to people with developmental disabilities and enables participants to live more independently. The program represents a dynamic partnership between community volunteers who teach the classes, educational institutions, public and private donors.

Fall semester classes will begin the week of September 15, 2014. View the current course schedule. This course schedule is updated and reflects the available courses.

Continuing Education

Students attend class one evening a week to learn basic academic and living skills. Classes are held at a variety of community locations. Fall, Spring and Summer semesters are offered. The project is open to St. Louis City and County residents who are at least 18 years old. Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Limited transportation assistance is available.

Supported Education

Student working on GED

Students attend Adult Basic Education classes in their community and work toward taking the General Educational Development (GED) test. The project helps students improve their reading, writing, math, daily living skills and increase their academic abilities. There is no charge and is open to St. Louis County residents who are at least 18 years old.

"People First" Self-Advocacy Program

People First participant

Participants learn about their rights, how to access services and information in the government and community and how to be strong self-advocates. Meetings are held once a month on Saturday afternoons. There is no charge and the group is open to St. Louis City and County residents who are at least 18 years old.

For more information e-mail contactus@paraquad.org or call (314) 289-4200.