The NCDA is an agency attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It is composed of a Governing Board headed by a Chairperson and its Secretariat, the members of which are heads or representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and of persons with disabilities (PWDs) as well as civic and cause-oriented organizations.

The NCDA Secretariat provides the machinery to coordinate functions, organize services and evaluates programs, as may be required by the Board in the exercise of its functions. An Executive Director, assisted by a Deputy Executive Director, heads the Secretariat both of whom are appointed by the NCDA Board Chairperson.


The Executive Committee (ExCom) assists the Board headed by the Board Chairperson, the ExCom serves as the clearing house that processes and resolves disability-related policy issues or program recommendations before presentation to the Board for action.


The NCDA Board shall have eight (8) sub-committees, members of which shall be selected by the sub-committee Chairperson from among the members of the Board and other experts on their own specific areas of concern. However, the Board may create additional sub-committees and task forces as may be deemed necessary to carry out its functions:

  1. Sub-Committee on Accessibility on Built Environment and Transportation, – Chaired by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
  2. Sub-Committee on Training, Employment and Livelihood – Chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  3. Sub-Committee on Auxiliary Social Services – Chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  4. Sub-Committee on Health – Chaired by the Department of Health (DOH)
  5. Sub-Committee on Information, Communications and Technology – Co-chaired by the Department of Transportation (DOTR) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
  6. Sub-Committee on Advocacy – Chaired by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
  7. Sub-Committee on Education – Chaired by the Department of Education (DepEd)
  8. Sub-Committee on International Disability Network – Chaired by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)


Office of the Executive Director (OED)

The OED provides the overall direction, supervision and coordination of all the divisions.

Programs Management Division (PMD)

  1. Plans, develops, and evaluates programs and projects in support of policies formulated by the Board;
  2. Plans, develops, and evaluates national programs on the prevention of the causes of disabilities, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities;
  3. Prepares concept papers, project proposals and technical reports and other activities assigned by the Director;
  4. Develops and strengthens national linkages concerning the welfare of persons with disabilities;
  5. Conducts technical assistance through training and other related activities concerning disability; and
  6. Conducts research on disability-related areas.

Information, Education, and Communication Division (IECD)

  1. Plans and develops/evaluates comprehensive public information programs on disability issues;
  2. Disseminates information through the use of publications, tri-media, audio-visual materials, and other IEC projects;
  3. Provides IEC support to all programs and projects of the Council and concerned agencies;
  4. Establishes information linkages and networks

Technical Cooperation Division (TCD)

  1. Establishes, maintains linkages and networking with concerned international organizations and facilitates resource exchange on disability-related concerns;
  2. Plans, develops and evaluates technical cooperation programs to promote resource generation for local organizations of and for persons with disabilities;
  3. Plans, develops and maintains the Council’s Management Information System (MIS);
  4. Promotes technology transfer of current international disability trends/standards and approaches to local GOs, NGOs and POs; and
  5. Conducts researches on international disability issues and trends in support of the Council’s policymaking function.

Finance and Administrative Division (FAD)

  1. Plans, controls, and provides guidelines on various administrative service functions of the Council;
  2. Facilitates personnel training, recruitment and selection maintenance of personnel records and other personnel transactions;
  3. Performs accounting, budgeting, cashiering, supply and property management, and general services