From compassion to rights

Improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and empowering them for inclusive and effective participation in society.


Organizing efforts and building a fully comprehensive institutional ecosystem; to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities and empower their inclusion in society without discrimination.


Learning and innovation


The building of the national system and coordination of roles.
The development of the legislative and organizational structure.
Enhancing integrated services.
Institutional excellence.

To guarantee the rights of persons with disabilities.
To enhance the services provided by various entities to persons with disabilities in order to help them receive care and qualification.
To enable persons with disabilities and allow them to be effective participators in society.
To raise the level of their protection and take the necessary measures in coordination and cooperation with the relevant authorities, in addition to defining those entities’ roles in caring for persons with disabilities.

Board of Directors

Mr. Faisal bin Ahmed Qattan

Member & representative of the Ministry of Economy & Planning

Dr. Faisal bin Salem Al-Dahmashi

Member & representative of the Ministry of Health.

Mr. Abdulla bin Abdulrahman Al Namlah

Member & representative of the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Faisal bin Ahmed Qattan

Member & representative of the Ministry of Economy & Planning.

Eng. Mansour bin Abdullah Abu Shahran

Member & representative of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs

Dr. Maha Al-Sulaiman

Member & representative of the Ministry of Education

Dr. Maher bin Saad bin Jadeed

Member from people with disability.

Mr. Abdulla bin Ghaithan Al Shamrani

Member from people with disability

Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Shamekh

Member from the guardians of people with disability

Ms. Badriah bint Naser Al Naser

Member from the guardians of people with disability


Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hisham Bin Mohammed Alhaidary

Chief Executive Officer

Praise be to God Almighty and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s interest in people with disabilities is represented by the Kingdom’s participation in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its ambitious Vision 2030 which aims to strengthen the Kingdom’s role in granting people with disabilities their full rights. The Kingdom aims to empower them to be an effective part of a dynamic and integrated society that believes in the fundamental role that everyone plays to support the development and advancement of the Kingdom’s economy. Hence, the Authority for the Care of Persons with Disabilities has been founded to be the official umbrella covering all efforts made in the interest of people with disability. Our aim is to create initiatives and programs to improve their conditions in all social, professional and legal aspects. We also seek to shed light on the obstacles facing them and work together with other government sectors to enhance legislations, regulations and laws in order to facilitate their successful path toward achieving their goals. We hope that we will be able to meet their aspirations.