The Association of People with Disability

Vision: To create equal opportunities for persons with disability to become contributing members of the society Mission: To meet individual needs, create awareness, promote acceptance and integration, instill self-confidence and to encourage self-reliance. Aims & Objects: To provide a common meeting place, where members of the Association can come together for vocational, intellectual and spiritual activities. To be concerned primarily with those who are disabled. To start a training centre to rehabilitate disabled members of society by affording them Socio-Economic activities. To afford medical assistance in the shape of orthopedic aids and treatment like hydrotherapy, electrothera...
Nov 26, 2014

Quarterly report of Education for disabledchildren

children dancing after  receiving prizez in sports
children dancing after receiving prizez in sports

 Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Education Program for  Children with Disability.  

Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through GlobalGiving website helped us to provide mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement to children with disability. Their medical rehabilitation, an integral part of their development, is ensured through regular medical check ups, physiotherapy and use of mobility aids.

The Education Programme at APD aims at promoting inclusive education through focused institutional and district programs and networking with government agencies, NGOs, special and mainstream schools

The Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS)  of APD has 180 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2012-2013. These children are from under privileged segment .The school aims in helping these children join mainstream schools after giving the support required. This is a day school and we have two buses that pick up children every morning and drops them back home. The focus at SIS is on activity-oriented learning.  The school offers a good resource center and library.  Co – curricular activities like painting, quiz competitions, sports, cultural festivals, and arts and crafts ensure all round development.

Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information.  

Key Highlights for the month of September to  15 November 2014.

  September 2014

September was a busy month at SIS. It started with the celebration of the Ganesh Chathurti Festival with an idol of Lord Ganesha brought to the campus and immersed in the water after 3 days after pooja. The children were taught about this festival.

 There was an advocacy meeting for the parents held on 10th September which was attended by 65 parents. The meeting focused on Nirmaya renewal for children with multiple disability and enrolment as well as on pension. Another meeting for parents was held to train them on basic sign language, problems associated with hearing loss, total communication and maintenance of hearing aids.

 12 teachers attended the refresher course conducted by TATA Edge to keep them motivated to provide innovative education solutions that will keep the children interested and engaged throughout the year. An assessment for wheel chair requirement was conducted on 11th September and 17 students were identified who needed wheel chairs. 2 fun activities were also held for the children with a Class trip to Lumbini garden on 17th September for 28 Nursery students who were accompanied by 4 staff and a trip for the 17 preparatory class students on 16th September to the KR Puram garden who were accompanied by 3 staff. The students thoroughly enjoyed both activities. The school closed for Dussera vacation on 29th September 2014.

  October 2014

 On the 8th October, a Medical camp was held and 4 children identified with epilepsy and further treatment is being provided to them. School reopened on 13th October after vacation. Sports is an integral part of the curriculum and the Sports day was held on 15th October for students from Standard I to VII. Trophies and medals were given at the end of the event by NOS CEO, Northern Trust, Mosur Saishekar, for the star performers. 20 students were identified and swimming classes were organized for these students.

 Keeping with the continuous focus on overall development of the children, a painting competition was held for Speech & Hearing impaired children on 25th October and a story telling competition was held for students from Standard I to VII. On 27th October, the children celebrated Diwali in the school with sweets and fireworks.

 A medical check-up was organized on 30th October for 140 students and some of the parents as well. The month came to an exciting end for the 55 students of standard V to VII as they headed to Lumbini gardens for their class trip on 31st October. They were accompanied by 6 staff.

  November 2014

The first half of November has also seen a lot of activities. The month kick-started with the Karanataka Rajyotsava celebrations, on 7th November where the children participated in various cultural activities to celebrate the spirit of Karnataka. On 11th November, a meeting was organized for the parents of children from Nursery to Standard VII to discuss the academic progress of the children as well as the safety measures required.

A Dental check-up was organized for 184 students on 12th November in association with Vasan Dental Care. Children’s Day was celebrated on 14th November with great fanfare. Teachers entertained the children through various cultural programmes and the children had fun participating in the various games that were organized. Gifts and sweets were given to the children as part of the Celebration.

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

NOS CEO, Northern Trust, Mosur Saishekar, prize di
NOS CEO, Northern Trust, Mosur Saishekar, prize di
Volley Ball Match
Volley Ball Match
Sports event
Sports event
Aug 26, 2014

Quarterly report of Education for children with disability

Environment celebration
Environment celebration

 Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Education Program for  Children with Disability.  

Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through GlobalGiving website helped us to educate  36 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement. Their medical rehabilitation, an integral part of their development, is ensured through regular medical check ups, physiotherapy and use of mobility aids.

The Education Programme at APD aims at promoting inclusive education through focused institutional and district programs and networking with government agencies, NGOs, special and mainstream schools

The Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS)  of APD has 180 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2012-2013. These children are from under privileged segment .The school aims in helping these children join mainstream schools after giving the support required. This is a day school and we have two buses that pick up children every morning and drops them back home. The focus at SIS is on activity-oriented learning.  The school offers a good resource center and library.  Co – curricular activities like painting, quiz competitions, sports, cultural festivals, and arts and crafts ensure all round development.

Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information.  

Key Highlights for the month of January to  June to August 2014.

June 2014

School reopened on the 2nd after the summer vacation. The 5th was Environment Day, so the children took part in a celebration. This was to create awareness in the students on the importance of protecting the environment. An advocacy meeting for the parents took place on the 9th. 44 parents attended the meeting and were informed of government schemes for disabled children. 52 parents were informed of the bus routes on the 13th at a transport meeting. A therapy meeting was held on the 18th to train 25 parents to be able to do therapy with their children at home. On the 20th, 15 students participated in various events to win medals.

July 2014

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July a talent show was held for all the children at SIS. Classes I to IV were able to show their talents on 2nd, classes V to VII had their turn on 3rd and finally the Nursery children could exhibit their talents on the 4th. 45 students and 3 staff from classes I and II went on a class trip to Cubbon Park as part of their curriculum on 10th. The 18th saw 182 students getting a full dental check up and required treatment. The next day, TATA Edge held a refresher training programme for 12 of the teachers. This was for them to learn how to use the interactive whiteboard from Mrs. Mrigya. A therapy training course was held on the 21st. 25 parents of CP students were given therapy training to aid them in helping CP students with daily activities. The 23rd had many events. The first was a therapy training course for 16 parents to teach them how to use aids in daily activities. The second was a class trip for children from classes III and IV. In total, 34 students and 3 staff members went to Lalbagh as part of their curriculum. Finally, Dr Jayanth completed a general check up for students who were identified for surgery. An interhouse skit competition was held on 25th for the children to showcase their talents. Green house won 1st prize.

August 2014

Formative assessments for classes I to VII began on the 11th. 7 parents were given a community aid therapy course on 13th to teach them how to use the aids in daily activities. The 15th was Independence Day, so celebrations were held in the school. The flag was hoisted by Mrs. Usha and Mr. Hiremath. There were many programmes which were organized by SIS students as well as students from the ITC. Lalbagh held a flower show the following day, so SIS organized a trip there for 38 students from classes VI and VII. On the 18th and 19th, Nursery children were taken to the Fire Station. 49 children attended. Staff training was happening between the 18th and the 21st. 6 teachers attended a subject specific Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation ( CCE) training course organized by the Government of Karnataka. The aim was to implement CCE in schools.

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

Exposure Visit to Fire Station
Exposure Visit to Fire Station
Independence Day celebration
Independence Day celebration
Skit Competition
Skit Competition
Sports event
Sports event
Visit to Botanical Garden Lalbaugh
Visit to Botanical Garden Lalbaugh

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Jul 28, 2014

Report of development of Peoplewith Mental Illness

 Dear Donors ,Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Mental health  Program for  People with Mental Illness

Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for rehabilitating these with People with Mental Illness.

The Association of People with Disability (APD) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of disability for the last fifty five years. APD aims to empower persons with disability to become active, contributing members of society. At any given time, through its wide-ranging institutional and district development programmes, APD touches the lives of approximately 30,000 persons with disability (PWDs).

APD’s grassroots rural and urban community programmes include therapeutic services, mobility aids, integrated education, advocacy, horticulture, mental health and livelihood.

 Our “District Disability and DevelopmentProgramme” is operating in four districts of Karnataka: Chikkaballapur, Davangere, Bijapur and Bengaluru. Here we work with government agencies, self-help groups and other stakeholders on identification, assessment, referral, capacity building, lobbying and implementation of disability rights, to encourage the system to make necessary provisions for people with disability. Currently APD is working with over 10,000PWDs in these districts.

Community Mental Health Programme

 Mental health is a growing concern that calls for immense focus from all quarters. It is estimated that 1% of the population, almost 10 million people in the country suffer from some form of mental illness. State level figures report over 50 Lakh Persons with Mental Illness (PWMIs) and mental retardation in Karnataka who are being supported by less than 700 health care professionals, doctors and social workers.

The focus of public health system is still on mortality rather than morbidity and dysfunction which are on the rise in India. Access to mental health care is another major issue that is compounded by social stigma and lack of awareness. In economically challenged social groups, both urban and rural, PWMIs are subject to neglect, isolation, abuse and traditional forms of treatment -all of which tend to have a negative impact.

 APD’s Community Mental Health Programme has been operating since 2004. Starting with 19 slums in Bangalore, the programme now covers almost specific taluks of Kolar, Davangere, Chikkaballapur and Bijapur. In the last 10 years, we have reached almost 2000 Persons with Mental Illness (PWMIs) through targeted activities including identification, providing access to mental health care and social and economic rehabilitation. Our beneficiaries have typically been economically disadvantaged/socially marginalized rural or urban slum dwellers in the age group 16-45.

 APD in Davangere District conducted PWMI federation meeting  14th May 2014 at Davangere Rotary Bala bavana .Total 20 members participated (8-PWMI. 12-Parents). Discussed about strengthening the fedaration work, medication support and social security scheme

To ensure the regular treatment and follow up for Person with Mental illness the team submitted letter to District Commissioner , District Health officer, Dist. Surgeon ,Disabled welfare Dept & THO. District Health officer agreed to give support and treatment for PWMIs in Harapanahalli taluk.

Conducted training programs to ANMs, Asha workers, Anganawadi teachers, members of Self Help Groups , Zilla Panchayat members, Police and Primary Health Centres doctors on Mental health.

Davangere District Health officer has given permission to establish psychiatric service at Harapanahalli Taluk hospital to conduct on every month 3rd Saturday

Conducted sample study on 15 family situation analyses on Mental Health through Master of Social Work students under guidance of program experts.

Developed process manual to evolve district Community Mental health Project model

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

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