Dilip Patro, MCA & M. Com, is a software specialist by profession. He met with a road accident in 1997 which resulted in being a quadriplegic. Although physically challenged with less mobility, he uses an active wheel chair and drives a four wheeler to move around.
Dilip is passionate about providing other spinal cord injured persons (SCIP) with training and resources and hence launched ‘The Ability People’ in 2007.
The Ability People (TAP) is a nonprofit organization registered under the National Trust (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India) and works among the disabled people in and around Visakhapatnam city. It is appointed as a representative for statutory member of Local Level Committee in the District of Visakhapatnam under the National trust.
With active support from PSU’s and district administration, and in collaboration and technical support from national & international NGO’s, TAP provides mobility aids & appliances; organizes awareness campaign for Spinal Cord Injury Persons, Loco-motor disabilities, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities in and around Visakhapatnam.