Wheelchair-bound man caught in red tape, seeking reimbursement for work his BPO did. Manjunatha trained as a computer operator at Association of People with Disability (APD), NGO, at Lingarajapuram in Bangalore. He then opened Amruta Info Technology Rural BPO with financial help from a relative.
A wheelchair-bound man got a placement, but couldn't take it up as the workplace wasn't disabled-friendly. Meet P Shivashankar Naidu, Anjanappa SN and Shivaraj MV. They wanted to become somebodies in society and support their parents and families but have been confined to wheelchairs. They lost their mobility and sensation in their spinal cords due to injuries, but they still live in the hope of becoming self-reliant.
The Association of People with Disability has embarked on a unique programme using advanced ICT to connect more than 700 stakeholders in the space of disability in distant places from the city such as Bijapur district.
Karnataka will be participating for the first time in the Sambhav platform that showcases art by the disabled.Six children from the Association of People with Disability (APD) will be representing Karnataka in this year’s Sambhav, the annual fest organized by the Association for Learning Performing Arts and Normative Action (ALPANA) in New Delhi.
Inchara 2013, organised by the Association of People with Disability (APD), also emphasises on the need for social inclusion of persons with hearing impairments. About 500 people from across the State are taking part in the event whose theme is ‘Leadership and health’, this year.
Boeing, on Saturday, gave wings to the dreams a 14-year-old girl, whose ambition to go to school could not be realized because she was suffering from multiple disabilities.
As part of its effort for holistic rehabilitation of people with disabilities, the Association of People with Disability (APD) and Boeing India jointly distributed 22 wheelchairs to differently abled people at a function here on Saturday.
The Association of People with Disability offers horticulture training for men in Kothanur. Established in 2001, APD specialises in training rural people with disabilities. “We conduct camps in various villages, mainly in Karnataka, and recruit people into our programme twice a month,” says Recruitment Officer Shankar M. Thirty six male trainees aged between 18 and 30 are admitted to their residential training programme, which lasts about ten months.
About 44% of people with disabilities are women. They have limited opportunities and are denied most of their basic rights. The Horticulture Training Center at APD has worked with and trained several people to manage women with disabilities.Read More >>
The development of people with disabilities is considered a part of the overall development of their families and local community.Read More >>
APD recognizes that the size and complexity, not to mention the urgency, of the challenge of rehabilitating millions of people with disabilities spread across the country, is too large for any one organization.Read More >>
APD provides financial, technical and management advice to several community organizations that work as viable interfaces between persons with disability and local authorities.Read More >>
APD’s Urban Advocacy work in Bengaluru and municipalities of Kolar, Bagalkot, Chikkaballapur and Bidar includes helping people claim rightful benefits under the laws of education, livelihood, mobility assistance, transport concessions and housing schemes.Read More >>
Therapeutic care is an essential part of the rehabilitation process that helps in regaining strength, relearning skills or finding new ways to perform day-to-day activities.Read More >>
In Karnataka, an estimated 7.2 lakh youth with disabilities in the age group 16 to 35, with no employable skills or relevant education, require livelihood support to ensure a life of independence and self sufficiency.Read More >>
Bangalore Urban has a very high drop-Out rate of Children with Disability from mainstream schools. Sarva Siksha Abhyan (SSA) estimates a mere 25% of those who start out in Class I, stay on in school, till Class X.Read More >>
APD is a pioneer in setting up rural, community-based livelihood programs. Youth with disabilities from economically backward strata have benefitted from these opportunities.Read More >>
The APD Industrial Training Centre offers vocational training programmes recognized by the NCVT (National Council of Vocational Training) scheme of the Department of Employment and Training, Government of India.Read More >>
Retaining children with disabilities in schools is a huge problem and we see 60-70% of them drop out after primary education.Read More >>
APD’s Early Intervention Program aims to identify disability and malnutrition at the initial stages and provide suitable aids and a holistic treatment. This is to ensure that children reach their maximum potential for development in these early years.Read More >>
APD’s Community Learning Centre program has been operational since 2007. We enroll children from surrounding urban slums and low income families.Read More >>
Shradhanjali Integrated School, founded in 1973, is a recognized primary school up to Class VII under the SSLC Board, with a capacity to educate up to 200 children. The school maintains an 80:20 ratio of children with disabilities and the non-disabled to promote inclusion.Read More >>
APD aims at ensuring inclusive growth, skills development initiatives are being undertaken across various sectors, to meet the demand for skilled manpower by training youth in short term courses including soft skills.Read More >>
In the last 10 years, we have reached out to almost 2000 people with mental illness through targeted activities like identification, providing access to mental health care and social & economic rehabilitation.Read More >>
APD’s Assistive Devices unit has been producing custom aids and appliances, since 1982, to meet the emerging needs of persons with disability. About 3000 PWDs assessed by the internal therapy unit or identified in rural or special orthopaedic camps, are provided each year.Read More >>
APD is the only organisation which has various comprehensive, structured and community-based programs for people with spinal cord injuries (PSCI). Currently, we have the capacity to annually rehabilitate 360 people suffering with SCIRead More >>