Powers and Functions

1. Formulate policies and propose legislations concerning the rights and well being of disabled persons, and lead in the implementation of programs and services concerning the same;

2. Conduct consultative meetings and prepare symposia with all stakeholders, and undertake program evaluation and monitoring to ensure that comprehensive, relevant and timely
programs and services are adequate and accessible to persons with disabilities;

3. Conduct researches and studies relevant to formulated policies to promote and enhance at all levels the rights of persons with disabilities;

4. Establish, develop and maintain a data bank on disability in partnership with concerned government agencies and non-government organizations and strengthen the referral services
to ensure availability of data to stakeholders and services to persons with disabilities including provision of assistive devices;

5. Establish and maintain linkages and networking with local and international organizations, including organizations of and for persons with disabilities to generate resources and to
maximum utilization of existing resources and for purposes of convergence;

6. Serve as a national working body to promote and monitor implementation of national laws ad international commitments;

7. Assist in the establishment of self-help organization and the setting up of specific projects through the provision of technical and financial assistance to draw out the active
participation of persons with disabilities in the social and economic development of the country. (Section 31, RA 7277).