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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ACTION REQUIRED: CONTACT GOVERNOR PARSON Consumer Directed Services Funding Increase Dear Advocate, Your voice is needed! Governor Parson will be releasing his fiscal year 2023 budget in the next few months and we must let him know how important the Consumer Directed Services  (CDS) are to Missourians with disabilities. Last year, Governor Parson recommended a…

Paraquad Adds Three to Board

Paraquad Adds Three to Board ST. LOUIS (November 2021) — Paraquad is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors: JoAnn Lam, Joseph Bayer, Jr. and Michelle Wieneke. All three began their service in October. After earning a BA in Communication from Truman State University, Joe Bayer, Jr. entered the “real world”…

Employee Spotlight – Kiland Sampa

At the age of 15, Kiland Sampa was a strong, athletic student at Parkway North High School, and a championship tennis player who competed in tournaments throughout the country. He was following a family tradition begun by his grandmother. His father and his mother played competitive tennis, and his uncle had earned an athletic scholarship…