Paraquad is committed to developing leadership in the disability community by providing customized trainings to individuals, groups and organizations on civic engagement, advocacy and community organizing. Participants can learn about:

Voting & Civic Engagement

  • The structure of local, state and federal governments.
  • Voter registration and casting a ballot.
  • Knowing your rights as a voter with a disability.
  • The importance and impact of voting.

Individual Advocacy

  • Your rights as a person with a disability across a variety of settings: education, employment, medical.
  • Effective communication.
  • What to do when you’re rights have been violated.

Systems Change Organizing

  • What is institutional power?
  • How power dynamics work (e.g., individuals, organizations, governments).