APM’s dedication to enabling better lives on International Day of People with Disability
APM is one of the world’s largest human services organizations.
We are all about enabling better lives in the sectors of disability, employment, health, justice, aging, early childhood, youth, and training.
In the last year, our global team across 10 countries has supported 1 million people to improve their lives.
International Day of People with Disability on Thursday, December 3 is a timely reminder that in our communities disability is more common than we might think.
It is also a reminder that disability affects every one of us in some way or another – either as family members, carers, schoolmates, sports teammates, or colleagues.
This year more than any, the Day shines a light on an important cohort of people who have tremendous value to offer the community, employers, and the economy.
Around 15% of the world’s population lives with a disability.
Perceptions of disability abound – perhaps the most common being that someone with a disability has a wheelchair. In fact, only around 5% of people with a disability use a wheelchair.