The Association of People with Disability, India (APD) is a non-profit organization established in 1959 to promote rights, social justice, and inclusion for persons with disabilities. APD’s mission is to nurture an inclusive ecosystem and to empower people with disabilities with access to comprehensive rehabilitation services, rights, entitlements, equal opportunities, and dignity using a life cycle approach. APD reaches approximately 20,000 people with disabilities annually through a broad range of programs built on a community-based rehabilitation model.
APD’s programs are focused on early intervention; inclusive education; livelihoods; spinal cord injury rehabilitation; and disability and rehabilitation, including the provision of mobility aids, assistive devices, and accessibility support. The organization has a Prosthetics and Orthotics Centre were orthosis and prosthesis are manufactured, customized, and distributed and a workshop were rollators, walkers, standing tables, among other accessibility devices are made. APD also serves as a resource support organization for NGOs in Karnataka through technical capacity building and is a recognized training institute in the field of disability by the Rehabilitation Council of India.