Thrusts and Directions

1. Maintains and strengthens coordination and networking with local government units, non-government organizations, people’s organizations and other concerned agencies and get
their commitment to implement programs in line with national and international mandates on disability

2. Promotes the institutionalization of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), Non-Handicapping Environment (NHE), accessible Information and Communications Technology(ICT) for
persons with disability, Republic Act No. 9442, 1% budgetary allocation for persons with disability and older persons and other emerging disability trends and concerns;

3. Strengthens the Regional Committees for the Welfare of Disabled Persons as a structure for consultation and coordination through the provision of technical assistance and resource
augmentation to link with local government units;

4. Intensifies advocacy in support of programs for persons with disability and other disability-related matters, i.e. education, skills development or training on ICT

5. Monitors and assesses the implementation of the national and international mandates on disability in consultation with concerned government organizations, non-government
organizations, people’s organizations and local government units.

6. Strengthens database on disability for policy formulation and program development.

7. Conducts policy review and consultation dialogues with different stakeholders, right holders and duty bearers in preparation for the participation on the Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities.