What is the Authority for the Care of People with Disabilities?

It is a Saudi government authority with the objective of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities and empowering their status in society. The authority aims to raise the level of their protection and taking the necessary actions to apply this in coordination with related parties as well as assigning the roles of all organisations concerning people with disabilities.

What is meant by a person with a disability?

Any person who has a disability causing a permanent total or partial failure of physical, mental, sensorial, motor or psychological ability or any other inability to fulfil their own requirements in conditions where people without a disability are able to fulfil.

What is meant by supporting and empowering the status of people with disabilities in society?

Achieving a decent way of life for people with disabilities and enabling them to fully and effectively take part in society.

What are the tasks performed by the Authority?

The authority performs a number of tasks including:
• Assigning the roles of related parties
• Developing policies, strategies, programs, plans and tools.
• Empowering the status of people with disabilities in society.
• Raising the level of services, needs and requirements for people with disabilities.
• Defining the quality indicators and measurements of services

Does the Authority provide services?

The authority does not provide direct services, but supports the services provided by related parties to ensure that people with disabilities are given their full rights. It also raises the level of their protection and takes the necessary actions in coordination with the related parties.

Does the Authority oversee services provided to Saudis only?

The Authority oversees all services provided to both Saudis and non-Saudis within the confinement of the law.

is meant by service providers?

All related parties including government entities such as ministries, authorities, institutions and private sector entities such as companies, associations and civil centres.

How can I avail of the services provided by government and non-government entities?

The Authority develops the policies, procedures and standards for organisations to support people with disabilities when those entities apply for services including public transportation and carparking for example, as well as the timings for providing those services and ease of applying them. In case of a disabled person wishing to avail of the services provided by the entity, they can be shown the conditions for availing of such a service.

Does the Authority follow up on cases of people with disabilities?

Yes, the Authority does that within the related procedures and follows up their execution with the related parties.

What are the ways to contact the Authority?

By email:
Info@apd.gov.sa

How can I make a complaint?

By filling out the form in the complaint’s section and following the instructions available on the Authority’s website.

It is a Saudi government authority with the objective of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities and empowering their status in society. The authority aims to raise the level of their protection and taking the necessary actions to apply this in coordination with related parties as well as assigning the roles of all organisations concerning people with disabilities.

Any person who has a disability causing a permanent total or partial failure of physical, mental, sensorial, motor or psychological ability or any other inability to fulfil their own requirements in conditions where people without a disability are able to fulfil.

Achieving a decent way of life for people with disabilities and enabling them to fully and effectively take part in society.

The authority performs a number of tasks including:
• Assigning the roles of related parties
• Developing policies, strategies, programs, plans and tools.
• Empowering the status of people with disabilities in society.
• Raising the level of services, needs and requirements for people with disabilities.
• Defining the quality indicators and measurements of services

The authority does not provide direct services, but supports the services provided by related parties to ensure that people with disabilities are given their full rights. It also raises the level of their protection and takes the necessary actions in coordination with the related parties.

The Authority oversees all services provided to both Saudis and non-Saudis within the confinement of the law.

All related parties including government entities such as ministries, authorities, institutions and private sector entities such as companies, associations and civil centres.

The Authority develops the policies, procedures and standards for organisations to support people with disabilities when those entities apply for services including public transportation and carparking for example, as well as the timings for providing those services and ease of applying them. In case of a disabled person wishing to avail of the services provided by the entity, they can be shown the conditions for availing of such a service.

Yes, the Authority does that within the related procedures and follows up their execution with the related parties.

By filling out the form in the complaint’s section and following the instructions available on the Authority’s website.