Provide new hope to a poor person with special ability by The Association of People with Disability

Provide new hope to a poor person with special ability


Gyanprakash becomes independent again!

"Till recently, I was happily married with two beautiful daughters and a steady job. I wanted nothing else from life. Today, I am wheelchair-bound, unable to do even the basic tasks like using the toilet," Gyanaprakash says.

42-year-old Gyanprakash had a spinal cord injury (PwSCI), which left him immobile. Just as Gyanaprakash was beginning to feel hopeless and thought he would spend all his life being dependent, he was referred to APD.

After three months of therapy specially designed for his condition, as well as moral support, he is now able to manage himself independently. There is pride in his eyes as he says, "I can now move from my bed to the wheelchair and to have a bath and wear my clothes without assistance. I am now living for the sake of my daughters. My company has also been supportive and has promised to give me back my job. The future is not hopeless anymore."

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Enabling Aid
What you get
Tax Exemption
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Program Description

There are several people with disabilities in India. Out of that, very few are gainfully employed. The reasons for this are many and could be a lack of opportunity, encouragement and/or poverty. However, the primary reason is that most of them come from the lower strata of society, where disability is viewed as a curse primarily because of the lack of awareness about the same. Added to this, their disability prohibits them from coming out of their shells. They end up becoming a burden to themselves, their parents, community, and society at large. Or else they sink into depression and frustration and perish at a premature age.

This program supports the salaries of the staff at APD and material for mobility aids such as crutches, splints, and calipers.

This donation will help make these people self-reliant. Beneficiaries are identified through hospitals, camps and in-house users. Physiotherapists make an assessment and prescribe calipers. Once the Ortho unit receives the prescription, the assessment prototype is made and the final product is fitted to the beneficiary after the physiotherapist's approval.

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About The NGO

The Association of People with Disability
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The Association of People with Disability

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'

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Christy Abraham

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

| differently abled

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: National Award SPANDAN 2014

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Verification Report 3

Verification Report 4

Verification Report 5

Verification Report 6

Program Updates

Program Updates

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