Paraquad provides one-on-one Supported Education tutoring to adults 18 and older who have goals to improve their academic skills.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Supported Education tutoring, a student must meet all three requirements.

  1. Be 18 years old.
  2. Have signed documentation indicating any of the following diagnosis:
    • Autism
    • Epilepsy
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Intellectual Disability (previously known as mental retardation)
      • If the diagnosis is anything other than the four listed above, documentation must show substantial functional limitations in two or more major life areas:
        • Capacity for Independence
        • Receptive and Expressive Language
        • Learning
        • Self-Direction
        • Self-Care
        • Mobility
  3. The disability must appear before the student is 22 years old and require individually planned and coordinated services throughout life or for an extended period.

Costs and Fees

St. Louis City residents: Tutoring is $15 an hour or $22 for 90 minutes, paid in advance of each session.

St. Louis County residents: Tutoring is paid for by the Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and is free of charge.

Anyone who does not meet eligibility criteria: Tutoring is $20 an hour or $28 for 90 minutes, paid in advance of each session.