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.


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On The Blog

2021 St. Louis City Mayoral Election

St. Louis City’s 2121 Mayoral Election is just around the corner! On March 2nd four candidates will be on the primary ballot; the two winners will run against each other in the April 6th General Election. The candidates and their top priorities are listed below. More information can be found on each individual’s website. Lewis…

Consumer Directed Services Day of Action – February 3, 2021

Your advocacy is needed this Wednesday, February 3rd! The Missouri House Budget Committee is busy developing our state’s FY2022 budget and we must let them know how important the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) and other personal care programs are to Missourians with disabilities. We are asking advocates across the state to reach out to House…

Youth to Adult Medicaid Transition Summit

On November 17th, Paraquad hosted a virtual summit to discuss the transition from youth to adult Medicaid services for people with disabilities.  This transition can be challenging and daunting for new college students or young adults entering the workforce. This event provided parents, educators, and students with the information and resources to navigate this change….