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Registration of Persons with Disabilities

    • 1. Introduction

    • • Registration of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are made on a voluntary basis throughout the country. Agencies involved in registration is the Department of Social Welfare and the Ministry of Health Malaysia. PWDs should be made at the Office of the District Social Welfare / Territory / Division.

    • 2. Registration objectives

    • • To find the number, distribution and disabled categories in this country for the purpose of planning programs related to prevention, education and rehabilitation, training and services.
    • • To plan for the provision of facilities suited to the needs of the disabled.
    • • To allow registered disabled get the appropriate services based on the level of functionality according to the needs / their disability.

    • 3. Definition of disabilities (PWD)

    • • According to the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008: -
      • • 'People with Disabilities' include those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society.

    • 4. Handicapped category

      • i. Hearing

      Hearing Disability means can not hear clearly in both ears without the use of a hearing aid or not to hear directly even with the use of hearing aids. Hearing disabilities can be divided into four levels, namely: -

      • • Minimum 15 - <30dB (a child)
      • • 20 - <30dB (adults)
      • • Medium 30 - < 60dB
      • • Severe (severe) 60 - < 90dB
      • • Very severe (profound) ≥ 90dB

      • ii. Vision

        Disability Visibility means both blind eyes blind in one eye OR vision in both eyes OR etc. permanent vision disorders. Visual disabilities can be divided into: -

      • • Limited means vision worse than 6/18 but equal to or better than 3/60 despite using visual aids or visual field of less than 20 degrees from fixation.
      • • Blindness means lack of vision of 3/60 or visual field of less than 10 degrees from fixation.

      ** ** Less than 3/60 is Counting Fingers (CF), Hand Movement (HM), Perception of Light (PL) and No-Light Perception (NPL).

      Other permanent visual disturbances (can only be confirmed by an Ophthalmologist).

      • iii. SPEECH

      Speech Disabilities means they can not speak up cause interference to communicate properly and can not be understood by those who interact with it. This condition is permanent or will not heal. For children must be based on the assessment at the age of five years. If you have any questions, Otorhinolaryngology specialist should be consulted.

      • iv. Physical

      Physical Disability means the inability to remain members of either body caused by loss OR inability absence of any member of the body that can affect their function in the fundamental activities. Activity is defined as basic as personal care, movement and body position changes. This condition can occur as a result of injury (trauma) or disease in any of the nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, hematology, immunology, urology, hepato, musculoskeletal, gynecology and others that cause malfunction. Examples of causes of disability are:

      1. Limb defects (congenital/acquired), including loss of thumb
      2. Spinal Cord Injury
      3. Stroke
      4. Traumatic Brain Injury
      5. Dwarf (Achondroplasia) iaitu ≤ 142cm for men and ≤ 138cm for women
      6. Cerebral Palsy

      Note: Individuals suffering from lack of state (Impairment) without compromising the function, for example the loss of a finger, has more fingers (polydactyly) and there is no perfect or earpiece not be considered for registration purposes.

      • v. Learning Problems

      Learning problems means intelligence problems that are not consistent with biological his/her age. Those who fall into this category is Late Global Development, Down Syndrome and intellectual disabilities. This category also includes conditions that affect individual learning capabilities such as autism (Autistic Spectrum disorder), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and specific learning difficulties such as (dyslexia, dyscalculia and Dysgraphia).

      • vi. Mental

      ental Disability refers to a state of severe mental illness makes a person unable to function either partially or fully in matters pertaining to his or relationships in society.

      Among the types of mental illness was serious Organic Mental Disorder and Chronic Schizophrenia, Paranoid, Mood Disorder (depression, bipolar) and other Psychotic Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder as Persistent Delusional Disorders.


      1. Clients must have undergone at least two years of psychiatric treatment.
      2. Psychiatrists will determine the level of social functioning, cognitive and behavioral control significantly affected patient or worse before he be considered for the purpose of PWDs.

      • vii. MISCELLANEOUS (Multiple Disabilities)

      Multiple Disabilities (Multiple Disabilities) has more than one type of disability, and is generally not appropriate to be classified in category I to VI.

    • 5. OKU Card

    • • OKU CARD is an identification document issued to people with disabilities who are registered with the Department to facilitate them deal with the parties concerned.

    • 6. OKU Registration Form

    Application Form for Registration of Persons with Disabilities Click Here

    • 7. Application for Registration

    • • Applications can be made at any of the District Social Welfare Office / Colonial / Division;
    • • Using the form above; and
    • • Includes 1 passport size photograph and supporting documents such as birth certificate / MyKid / MyKad

    • 8. Registration Requirement

    • • Citizens residing in Malaysia
    • • It has been verified / certified by the Medical Officer of the Government Hospital / Physician Psychiatrist or private hospital.

    • 9. Card Exchange

    • • Conversion of OKU card can be done in any of the District Social Welfare Office / Colonies / part due to:
      • • Card is lost;
      • • Card is damaged;
      • • Reaching the age of 18 years; and
      • • Changes in disability category
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