ALERT: Paraquad is closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24.

Paraquad’s Youth Services Program focuses on social and recreational activities that promote the development of social skills not acquired in segregated environments. Participants include young people with and without disabilities. Non-disabled youth develop an awareness and understanding of their disabled peers and learn to work and play side-by-side with people with disabilities, while youth with disabilities learn to participate within the community as an equal.

Paraquad’s Youth Group targets youth between the ages of 12-24 and their families. Participants show a commitment to and understanding of the Independent Living Movement, disability rights and advocacy. Participants also build skills while having fun within the community.  The Youth Group meets once a month during the school year. During summer months, activities like computer camp and community outings are offered.