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

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Medicaid Work Requirement Proposals Could Cost $10M

In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidance to state Medicaid directors for how to apply for a waiver to create work requirements for participants to remain eligible for the program.

2018 Shine the Light Awards

Paraquad Announces 2018 Shine the Light Award Honorees

Paraquad will host the 2018 Shine the Light Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018, to recognize the contributions of two organizations and one individual to increasing opportunity, access and independence for people with disabilities.

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A Look Back at 2017

Fiscal Year 2017, which concluded at the end of September, was a busy and productive stretch for Paraquad. Last year, Paraquad continued to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through more than 20 programs and services.