24 November 2021

Yolanda Maartens chats to Gavin Davids, Provincial Director: Free State of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities.

17 December 2021

Yolanda Maartens chats to Attie van der Merwe, Financial Manager of the Association for Persons with Disabilities.


Casual Day Theme 2021: Courage Kindness | Durf Deernis | Morolo le Mosa

Inspired by Disney’s newly-announced The Ultimate Disney Princess Celebration, which champions the qualities embodied in our theme Courage Kindness, we launch Casual Day 2021 with huge excitement.

We are kicking off as early as June this year, to give everyone enough time to prepare for the best Casual Day ever on 3 September 2021.

We, hereby request you to not only have the Courage to assist people in need by buying your own sticker; but to also help us open doors to the Kindness of all South Africans to participate in large numbers.

On Friday, 3 September 2021, we call on YOU to help us paint the towns ‘purple’ with our limited edition Courage Kindness merchandise, which includes new wristbands, T-Shirts, Caps and Bucket Hats.

The kindest thing you can wear is your Casual Day Sticker. Donations received from these stickers directly benefit disability organisations throughout South Africa so please be sure to get yours from participating retailers, NGOs, companies and schools. Send us your pics on all our social media channels!

Don’t forget, your R20 Casual Day sticker is your license to express yourself at work or school and now you can once again participate while socially distancing by getting your own Personalised Digital Casual Day stickers online.

Are you working remotely?

That's no problem!

Buy a digital Casual Day sticker for only R20 and get a downloadable sticker with your name on it! It will also be emailed to you and can be shared to your social media channels.

You can buy additional stickers for up to 10 people at R20 each. These stickers will be emailed to you and can be sent on to other members of your family and friends.

Order your Digital Sticker & Merchandise here!

For more information on Casual Day 2021 or to order your Purple Power merchandise, please contact our office at 051 430 2883.


APD Free State provides community based rehabilitation services to children living with disabilities.

We are still accepting applications for enrollment in 2021.

School Fees: R 870.00 per month per child paid in advance.


Services include the following:

  – Care giving
  – Potty training
  – Physio sessions
  – Breakfast and Lunch
  – Educational programs
  – Daily activity programs

Contact Person:
Aletta Sebusi
083 256 9380

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Thank you for supporting this campaign!

APD Free State has launched its Toiletries Campaign in support of men and woman living with disabilities.

Toiletries are an essential part of life. People with disabilities feel a sense of pride and dignity when they have their own toiletries.

We are campaigning for the following unused items:

  – Roll-on deodorant
  – Toothpaste
  – Body lotion
  – Bar soap
  – Vaseline

Please support this worthy cause by contacting us during office hours. Your fine gesture will mean more to us than you can ever imagine!

Contact Person:
Attie van der Merwe
051 430 2883


A beautiful lesson in hope

We spotted this lonely flower on the premises of APD. Growing in an inhospitable environment in the parking lot between stone and rock, it stood beautifully tall with its face set to the sun.

It reminded us of hope - a powerful and resilient quality giving us the ability to emerge from difficulties in our lives and enabling us to stand tall with our smiling faces to the sun.

It's this quality of hope that keeps us pushing forward despite the challenges we face at APD. We hope that things will always get better. We hope that people will open their hearts and pockets to support us. And we hope that together we can make a real difference in the lives of those with disabilities.

Yes, hope will continue to give us the determination to care for those we love dearly.


What do we do?

The Association of & for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a non-governmental, registered non-profit organisation with a footprint throughout South Africa with nine Provincial Associations for Persons with Disabilities (APDs) – with numerous projects and branches serving persons with disabilities at grass root level.

We deliver services mainly to persons with physical and multiple disabilities.