ALERT: Paraquad is closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24.

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A Look Back at 2017

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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. Read more

Employment of People with Disabilities

Closing the Employment Gap

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Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, people with disabilities have more access to the community than ever before. However, there is still one area of public life where people with disabilities are still lagging behind, and that’s employment. Read more

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Service Dogs: From Nose to Tail

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I got my first service dog the summer before starting college. I didn’t want to be on a big college campus alone. My thought at the time was, “I’ll get a guide dog. That way, even if I get lost, at least I won’t be lost alone.” Read more

Theresa Moore

Independence Under Fire

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Theresa Moore has a mantra when it comes to living with a disability.

“I’m still here,” she said recently. “I’m still here.”

Theresa, 47, was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just 14. Read more

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Growing Up with a Disability

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I imagine when I meet new people, they often wonder about my childhood. Maybe they do. I can’t climb into their brains and find out, but some people have asked what it was like having a disability and being a child. Read more