An inclusive society that respects persons with disabilities and where those with disabilities are encouraged to participate, grow and learn, is at the heart of our service.
Respect for the diversity of all citizens is the sign of a healthy civilisation. People with disabilities are themselves slowing changing misconceptions and myths in society which continue to surround disability, and encourage the inclusion of persons with disability in all aspects of life.
Nowhere is this more important than with children. Children are far more accepting than adults, and those who have regular contact with a wide range of children with varying abilities, are more open to including children with disabilities into their circle. Ultimately, teaching inclusion from a young age contributes towards a more inclusive society.
Many children with disabilities use nappies and as we all know, they are extremely costly. Many people simply cannot afford these costs and so the Nappy Run was born.
The Nappy Run Campaign collects donations of nappies (both for children and adults) for use by parents of children with disabilities in under-resourced areas.
You can also join in your local Nappy Run Fun Run where you’ll be asked to bring along a pack of nappies as an entry fee, wear a nappy in a creative way, and help us raises awareness while having loads of fun!
You can make a donation and find information on local events at any participating APD branch.
Puppets speak to young and old alike, so using them to educate children on disability was a logical choice. Several Branches offer puppet shows to day care centres and pre-schools on a variety of topics, all including disability.
Book your next puppet show here!