The founders council is the Centers highest authority, and directs the general policy direction of the Center and the achievement of its goals.
It became apparent that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia needed to take on a leading role in fighting disability and its causes. And due to the high financial cost of running research projects, it was vital to unity the resources of the public and private sector to ensure continued support for the Center so it can in turn continue to foster scientific research efforts, regardless of their duration.
The first meeting of the Founders Council took place under the royal patronage of His Royal Highness the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulazziz, accompanied by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulazziz in his capacity as President of the Center, and His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulazziz, chairman o the board of trustees. The meeting was help in Prince Sultan''s Humanitarian City on the 18th of April, 2006.
Disability Prevalence Rate among Saudi Population: Source of Statistics, Disability Survey 2017-General Authority for Statistics