Welcome to APD Nelson Mandela Bay’s home on the web!

Established in 1940, The Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities is a non-profit organisation located at 55 Paterson Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The APD Family
The APD Family

We are committed to social reformation in the area of disability. Our aim is to promote APD as a responsible organization doing essential work. We actively pursue mainstream business and fundraising opportunities for the purpose of changing the lives of persons with disabilities.

Of equal importance is our service in the social arena. Our team of social workers provides individual and family counseling and generic social work services to clients. The main demand for their services is rendered to the disadvantaged communities in and around Nelson Mandela Bay. Assistance with referrals for grant applications, rehabilitation services, referrals to special schools, assessments for assistive devices (e.g. wheelchairs), are only some of the services we render to our communities.

The APD Day Care Centre for Children with Disabilities was established in 2006. Our premises on the edge of Motherwell provides for 30 children between the ages of 1 – 7 years. The centre is professionally managed by one of our senior social workers. We also enjoy the assistance of professional services from the Department of Health who provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

We are proud to be one of the leading voices of disability in Nelson Mandela Bay. If there is anything we can do to assist you please click on the “Contact Us” menu link at the top of the page for our contact details.