Paraquad Continuing Education

Fall Course Catalog
St. Louis City and St. Louis County
Registration dates – September 7th – 17th
Call (314) 289-4251


First Semester –October 18th, 2021-December 9th

Virtual Book Clubs: Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm

Treasure Island (8 weeks)

Book Clubs are for everyone with any kind of reading skill! Treasure Island is set in the days of sailing ships and pirates. Help Jim Hawkins with his search for the buried treasure of an evil pirate, Captain Flint.

We use the illustrated book “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Virtual Social Skills: Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm

Tell me about yourself (8 weeks)

This class helps students who want to learn more about themselves and how to communicate better with others. Students will explore their interests and personal values so they can develop a broader reference about themselves when communicating who they are to others. This class requires students to have a notebook to write in.

Safety First! (8 weeks)

We all want and deserve to feel safe in our environment. This class will help you learn how to be safe at home and in the community. In this class you will learn about emergencies and how to be prepared during unsafe situations. Students will also learn safety awareness and how to respond appropriately to strangers.

Paraquad Continuing Education

Registration Instructions

1. Pick one class from above.

2. Pick your night. Tuesday or Thursday.

3. Registration starts on September 7th.

Call Candice Zottarelle (314) 289-4251 to sign up for class.


Classes are free to eligible adults. Private pay options may be available to those not eligible for free classes. Some workshops such as cooking and community access may have program fees.

The Continuing Education program is funded by the Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and the St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources. The class size and availability of classes may be limited based on available funding.

How do I sign up for virtual class?

Call (314) 289-4251

If we do not answer, please leave a short message with your name and phone number. Please speak clearly. If we don’t call back the next day, call again!

New Students: Call (314) 289-4251 to sign up for a virtual class. We will make an appointment to meet you and help you fill out Continuing Education paperwork. If you have a guardian, you need permission to become a student. Your guardian must sign papers before you start class.

When and where are classes?

Classes are virtual. Students must have access to Zoom via computer, phone, or tablet.

Will I get the class I want?

Some classes fill up very fast. Spots are limited due to abiding by social distancing guidelines.

Free or low-cost transportation to the education site is available from most locations.

Who can take class?

You can take Continuing Education classes if:

  • You live in St. Louis City
  • You are 18 or older
  • You are not in high school
  • You have a diagnosed and documented developmental disability that is attributable to:
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Autism
    • Epilepsy
    • A learning disability related to brain dysfunction
  • You have a substantial functional limitation in at least two of the following life areas:
    • Self-care
    • Understanding and communicating language
    • Learning
    • Self-direction
    • Living independently or being economically self-sufficient
    • Physical mobility

Your disability must have appeared before you were 22 years old and reflect your need for individually planned and coordinated services throughout your life or for an extended period.