Sheltered Workshop

Let’s Reform Sheltered Workshop Employment


When I was young — until about 11 years old — I was labeled with what was then called “mental retardation.” Additionally, I have cerebral palsy. The label “mental retardation” is now called “intellectual disability” by socially sensitive and progressive folks. Read more


Medicaid Misconceptions


Before I really knew about disability policy, I didn’t fully understand Medicaid. With research and time (and some more research), I’ve boiled my findings down to the five biggest “thoughts and truths” about Medicaid, of which everyone should be aware. Read more

Logan University Chiropractic Clinic at Paraquad

Logan University Clinic Celebrates Anniversary


It is the two-year anniversary of the Logan University Chiropractic Clinic at Paraquad, and during this time, our interns have gained so much knowledge through their personal experiences with Paraquad and its participants. The participants are our number-one priority and some of our interns wanted to share how they feel about working with them. Read more

Anna Corbitt

I Pity the Fool…


Just over a year ago, I was at an animal shelter with my older sister and our dogs. We, and half of Belleville, were in line to get our dogs microchipped and updated on their shots. We were standing in a single file line to keep the dogs under control. Read more

Gov. Jay Nixon

Gov. Nixon Signs Missouri ABLE Act Into Law


Paraquad commends Gov. Jay Nixon on signing the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (ABLE) Act into law. Nixon’s signature on Monday represents an important step toward increasing economic self-sufficiency and upward mobility for some Missourians with disabilities. Read more

Communicating with Deaf

The Lens of Ability: Deaf and Hard of Hearing


At Paraquad, we are often asked how people with disabilities adapt and do things differently to accomplish everyday tasks independently or with assistance. The Lens of Ability hopes to answer those questions through firsthand accounts of people living with a disability. Read more