Championing equity and independence for people with disabilities through services, partnerships, education and advocacy.

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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SIX MONTHS INTO THE WAR, UKRAINIANS WITH DISABILITIES STILL STRUGGLE TO ESCAPE

As August comes to an end and the war in Ukraine reaches its six-month mark, the majority of people with disabilities continue to face abandonment and imminent danger by Russian soldiers as humanitarian groups struggle to evacuate them from their war-ravaged homeland. According to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,…

PARAQUAD AWARDED $150,000 MODDC GRANT FOR SEXUALITY EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Paraquad in St. Louis has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 grant for training advocates and self-advocates to provide comprehensive sexuality education to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a group often excluded from any discussion of human sexuality. The grant, awarded by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC), was announced after the Council reviewed grant…

MOSILC Survey

MOSILC has developed this Community Needs Assessment to gather information about your community’s opinions, needs, and challenges for people with disabilities. It is MOSILC’s hope that by gathering this information it will provide MOSILC with important information on how to support people with disabilities within your community. Take the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MOSILCNeedsAssessment2022