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.

Bloom Café

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.

From an accessible health and wellness center to interpreter services, we will help you find a solution.

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On The Blog

Bayer ACCESS Network Participates in Ramp Up for Accessibility Day

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.

Man Playing with Children in Park

Study Participation Opportunity: Cohort Study

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.

Missouri State Capitol

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.