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.
Income Rs17 cr
Expense Rs15 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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