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

Paraquad Receives Mayoral Proclamation at 50th Anniversary Celebration

ST. LOUIS (September 2021) — It’s not every day that an organization gets to celebrate its 50th birthday (a second time), and it’s an honor when the Mayor proclaims it a special day to recognize the occasion! Last week, St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones issued a proclamation declaring Friday, September 24, 2021, “Paraquad Day…

Cindy Stark Celebrates 30 Years with Paraquad

This summer, Paraquad Accounting Manager Cindy Stark celebrated her 30th anniversary with the organization. Coming to Paraquad just a year after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, she has been able to witness how the organization has grown in serving St. Louis’s disabled community. She has also seen how the Disability…

Parkinson’s Foundation Awards Grant to Orthwein Center at Paraquad

Parkinson’s Foundation Grants More Than $2.2 Million to Local Communities for Parkinson’s Programs Paraquad  Awarded $11,050 for Exercise Programs for Those with Parkinson’s Disease NEW YORK & MIAMI – The Parkinson’s Foundation announced the recipients of more than $2.2 million in community grants for Parkinson’s programs across the country. Community grants support local health, wellness,…