All of APD’s rehabilitation programmes recognize the importance of the role of the caregiver. As someone closest to the person with disability, it is your knowledge, skill and attitude that will drive the nature and speed of recovery of your ward.
Here’s how you can play an active role in APD’s programmes and help not only your loved one but the larger APD family of user-partners and caregivers.
- APD provides extensive disability-specific training to caregivers of children and adults. Caregivers can not only enroll in these programmes but actively spread the word in their communities creating a chain of referrals.
- By becoming members of community organizations supporting disability like the The Persons with Mental Illness and Caregivers Association, you can proactively lobby for the rights of your wards.
- Caregivers can partner with APD field staff to run awareness and training programmes, learning and assessment camps at various locations
- Creating awareness among the community regarding available government schemes for persons with disability and sharing experiences with regard to their utilization will benefit several other caregivers.
Training Programmes for Caregivers
Training for caregivers of children with developmental disability