The Association of People with Disability was started with a mission to create equal opportunities for persons with disability to become contributing members of the society.
In 1959, 7 people who shared a dream to inspire disabled persons to focus on their abilities came together and founded APD.
The focus of APD is to educate, train and mainstream persons with disability to enable them to recognize their potential for self-reliance.
Christy Abraham provides executive leadership for the effective functioning of the Organization duly articulating appropriate strategies, plans and oversees the program activities to meet the aims and objectives of APD.
They work to create awareness on disability rights and rehabilitation support. They help in capacity building of people with disability in the field of education livelihood, mental health & therapy. They provide early intervention, therapy, rehabilitation support, and education for children with disability and training for youth with disabilities.
They also strive to help people with mental illness get back into mainstream society
In 2017, The Association People with Disability was awarded the Akhil Bhartiya Oswal Parishad by the 'Shreshth Samajik Seva Sansthan - Best NGO in the Disability Sector'