Service Dog

Service Dogs: From Nose to Tail

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I got my first service dog the summer before starting college. I didn’t want to be on a big college campus alone. My thought at the time was, “I’ll get a guide dog. That way, even if I get lost, at least I won’t be lost alone.” Read more

Aimee Wehmeier

Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

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As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Paraquad joins with many other organizations in recognizing the ongoing, uphill battle to achieve parity in the workplace. In fact, and alarmingly, since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities have improved little, if at all. Read more

Accessible Health and Wellness Center

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