The Department of Special Education was established at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in 1430-1431 AH. Since then, it took the responsibility of improving the educational outputs in the field. It senses its responsibility towards inpiduals with disabilities through qualifying specialized instructors. It was keen to attract the best scientific qualified educators. It has a constellation of specialists with practical experience in teaching the latest practices in the field of special education.
The Department has been an active element in developing the capacities and capabilities of the workforce in the field. It also has contributed to the service of the community through studies and research in special education. As well, it provides educational programs that meet the needs of society and spread the culture of community awareness towards people with disabilities.
The Department, represented by its members and students, is participating in the developmental process of Vision 2030 in the field of special education, which seeks to empower inpiduals with disabilities in all areas. The department is moving forward in expanding the circle of community participation addressing the growing needs in the labor market.