Public policy and advocacy is an integral part of our work at Paraquad. Our staff actively advocates for independent living opportunities.
People with Disabilities
- Community Groups
- Individual Legal Advocacy
- People First of St. Louis
- The Tuscher Institute
- Voting Rights and Responsibilities
Businesses and Public Accommodations
Legislators and Policy Makers
Even though laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been in effect for years, barriers still exist in many areas, including education, housing, transportation, employment and health care for people with disabilities.
Our goal is to free our communities of architectural, communication, systemic and attitudinal barriers. When that is achieved, people with disabilities will be fully included in all aspects of community life.
Paraquad’s Public Policy and Advocacy Department works to develop and implement policies that promote independent living and to eliminate or amend policies that create barriers for people with disabilities.