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In collaboration with LEV UPPID was founded in 1997 by a group of parents in Entebbe and registered as a non-governmental organization on 3rd October 1998 to represent children with intellectual disabilities and advocate for their rights. The organization rebranded its name from Uganda Parents of Children with Intellectual disabilities (UPACLED to Uganda Parents of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (UPPID) on 22nd April, 2013

UPPID is a pressure group whose aim is to work towards giving a voice to the voiceless and ultimately uplift their welfare by giving them a chance to enjoy their human rights as enshrined in the U.N. Declaration on Children’s Rights and in the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. The organization advocates for full inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities as equal citizens and participants in all aspects of life.

Parents play a very important role in creating proper attitude towards people with intellectual disabilities through exchange of experiences and information on what an intellectual disability is and how people with such disability can be assisted.

People with intellectual disabilities have the right to fully participate in the life of their community and be treated with dignity and respect. Their disability must be seen as part of the natural human condition and one’s humanity.


An inclusive society where PWIDS and their families have equal access to opportunities.


To support and advocate for inclusion of PWIDS and their families to attain improved standards of living.