Apasen International focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable people with learning disabilities, autism and other special needs in urban and rural communities in Bangladesh. We work with local partners and stakeholders to provide a range of services in health, education, and poverty reduction for children and adults with disabilities and reduce levels of discrimination and stigma. We advocate for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society and provide information, advice, and support to families and carers.
Apasen International was established as an international not-for-profit organisation in 2013, in response to an urgent need to improve health and social care in Bangladesh. Wedrawon the considerable expertise of our sister organisation, Apasen, which is one of UK’s biggest diaspora-led charities with more than thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector for people with learning disabilities, autism, and other special needs.