APD, India is an NGO that’s transforming the lives of underprivileged people with disability since 1959. Based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, we run extensive programs in rural and urban Karnataka to enable, equip and empower children and adults with a range of disabilities including locomotor, spinal cord injury, speech and hearing, cerebral palsy, and to some extent, mental issues. Till date, we have impacted 500,000+ lives of people with disability.
Help us rebuild the lives of people to overcome the impact of Covid-19.
Catch developmental delays early in children aged 0-6 years and improve outcomes.
Learn and play with able-bodied children. Prepare for regular school.
Develop skills and self-esteem in youth with integrated courses and training.
Comprehensive rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury.
Restore physical, social, vocational, and mental capabilities for rehabilitation.
Increase outreach and influence via partnerships, advocacy and government interfacing
Build capacity & train HR for quality care in the disability sector.
Getting the right support at the right time can completely change the direction of someone's life. Aishwarya, a graphic designer, is a testament to self-belief and faith, the support and love of her family, and APD's inclusive education program.
Dreams must be nurtured. If it is within our capacity to enable and empower another, should we not take on that responsibility?…
“I want to give back to society.”
From being a paraplegic to earning his own pay as a painter, Raghu is unbeaten by disability!
Suresh not only regained the ability to walk but has won medals as a champion in athletics for the differently-abled.
Experience the joy of giving!
Changing one life is also hard. But I want to change many as I work at APD!”
Never giving up is the mantra of Mansoor’s life. Battling complicated disability from early childhood to an equal pay, corporate job, Mansoor is a role model for people with and without disability.
More Mansoors need your help.
“When I bat, people stand at the boundary!”
This is Peter. He’s 13. He wants to dance, run, play cricket and be the captain of the Indian team.
Why not, we say! All Peter needs is a little extra support!
APD and YOU – We can make the difference!
Titan Company Ltd. has been supporting APD since 2015 in its livelihood programs. The entire body of work that is being done by APD to help the disabled is truly exceptional. The attitude of the staff and their efficiency levels are worth appreciating. As an organisation, APD is ever open to new ideas which is very encouraging. We wish APD great success in all that it has set out to do.
APD is a long-term partner for Mindtree whose expertise is admirable in reaching the unreachable through their robust delivering strategy and a dedicated last-mile connectivity team. APD helps to intervene in social challenges at the bottom-most part of the economic pyramid. Mindtree is very proud to be associated with APD.
It's great to know that APD is doing enormous work in the field of disability and reaching out to People with Disabilities from both urban and rural areas to help them to be exposed to right opportunities through their impactful interventions. Capgemini is delighted to partner with APD for supporting the Horticulture Center and reaching out to beneficiaries as part of our CSR projects.
We at GreenMyLife have employed more than 10 gardeners from APD and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with them. Their focus on the task at hand, attention to detail, sincerity and enthusiasm at work is unmatchable. APD is doing a wonderful job by rehabilitating disabled youth, arming them with vocational trainings and teaching them to life with respect. Training them in Horticulture is a big plus and has many advantages - working with soil and plants is therapeutic, employability is high as there's always a demand for good gardeners, this creates a good pool of gardeners with an actual knowledge of plant propagation, plant maintenance etc, and Organic ways of gardening is taught to them thereby promoting sustainable solutions. I wouldn't call them disabled at all - they are the most able among my workforce and I plan to recruit many more employees from APD. As entrepreneurs and business leaders, it is our duty to recruit more of them so that we can bring them into mainstream jobs so that the differences are slowly erased and acceptance from the society is increased..