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A Look Back at 2017

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Fiscal Year 2017, which concluded at the end of September, was a busy and productive stretch for Paraquad.

Last year, Paraquad continued to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through more than 20 programs and services. Read more

Anna Corbitt

Growing Up with a Disability

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I imagine when I meet new people, they often wonder about my childhood. Maybe they do. I can’t climb into their brains and find out, but some people have asked what it was like having a disability and being a child. Read more

Sarah Coyle

My Favorite Words

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Independence, empowerment, accessibility, equality, universal design — these words are often used in describing positive aspects of disability. Here now are some of my favorite words as they relate to living with a disability. Read more

Anna Corbitt

I Want to Be Appreciated, Not Just Tolerated

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While scrolling through my Facebook feed one day, I found myself shaking my head at the representation of people with disabilities. It got me thinking.

I thought about the kind of world that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. imagined when he discussed African-American rights. Read more

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To Acknowledge or Not to Acknowledge

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Imagine you are walking down the street with a group of friends chatting about the newest iPhone or current events. Ahead, you notice a person who is blind navigating with a white cane coming toward your group. There is a narrow path, and your group needs to get past the person walking toward you. Read more

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Important Information for Election Day

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Election Day is this Tuesday, November 8. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you want to impact the direction of our state and our country, this is your opportunity! You’ll have highly contested statewide and federal races to participate in, among others. Read more

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Paraquad Grows to Meet Community Needs

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Pardon our dust, please; Paraquad is expanding!

Over the course of its 46-year history, Paraquad has evolved from improving opportunities for people with disabilities primarily through advocacy and awareness efforts to one of the largest Centers for Independent Living in the country. Read more

Christy Herzing

Raising the Bar and Carving a Path

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I can still vividly recall a day many years ago when I was all of 7 or 8 years old.  I had just arrived home from school, tossed my backpack on the kitchen table and announced that I didn’t have to do as many math problems for homework as the other kids in my class. Read more