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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Supported Education tutoring at no cost, a student must meet all five requirements.

  1. Be 18 years old.
  2. Live in St. Louis County.
  3. Be out of high school or Special School District and not enrolled in college.
  4. 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
  5. 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

If you meet all five of the eligibility requirements above, tutoring is paid for by the Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and is free of charge.