Association of People with Disability, The (APD)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive - Multiple
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 62 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: Expired
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. M. Haridas, President Mr. V. P. Mahendra, Vice President
Mr. M. J. Aravind, Hon. Secretary Mr. Ishwar Hemrajani, Hon. Treasurer
Ms. Rajni Wadhwani, Trustee Justice R. Gururajan, Trustee
Mr. S Renukaradhya, Member Dr. Janardhana N., Member
Mr. Lukose Vallathurai, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Association of People with Disability, The (APD) has successfully transformed the lives of over 28,000 differently abled people through comprehensive rehabilitation and therapeutic services. APD is financially supported by diverse corporate and not-for-profit organisations and medically supported by all leading hospitals in Bengaluru.

APD’s programmes focus on the categories of:

  • Education: APD focuses on education in order to target the holistic development of children with disabilities focusing on early assessment, customised instruction and mainstream integration. APD supports over 1,700 children each year. Initiatives include:
    • Shradhanjali Integrated School.
    • Rural and urban community intervention
    • Specialized education for the hearing impaired
    • Community Learning Centres
    • Advocacy and capacity building initiatives


  • Livelihood: APD’s livelihood initiatives reach close to 5,500 youth each year of whom 1,000 are trained and 800 realize opportunities for financial independence. The initiatives focus on technical training in mechanical and information technology as well as horticulture training.
  •  Health, Therapy and Assistant Devices: This programme directed at people with spinal injuries, communication disability, cerebral palsy, mental illness, polio and multiple disabilities reaches over 6,400 people every year. Initiatives include:
    • Health services like early intervention programmes and partnerships with leading medical institutions.
    • Specialized therapeutic care.
    • Affordable assistive devices, mobility and hearing aids.
  • Advocacy: The People's Organization and Advocacy group works across seven districts in Karnataka attempting to build mass awareness and integrate disabled people. The initiative has reached out to 11,500 people last year.
11 cr
10 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015