Empowering people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.
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.
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.
Bloom Café serves a fresh take on casual dining while helping people with disabilities grow their independence through a unique job training program. The café is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
With your help, Paraquad provides its expert services for people with disabilities at low or no cost to ensure that everyone who needs help can get it. More than 80 percent of our participants live on an income of less than $20,000.
From an accessible health and wellness center to interpreter services, we will help you find a solution.
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On Sept. 26, more than 30 ACCESS Network members from Bayer, along with more than 200 other volunteers from local businesses, participated in Paraquad’s annual Ramp Up for Accessibility Day to build accessible ramps at the homes of people with disabilities in the St. Louis area.
Washington University School of Medicine is conducting a study about the participation of people aging with disabilities in the community. Study participants will respond to surveys about their health, participation, services that they use (e.g., services from a Center for Independent Living, like Paraquad) and services that they would like to use.
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.