The APDSC was established in 1984 as a non-government organization, it was approved for registration with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) under Ministry of Home Affairs of Malaysia on June 27, 2012.
The APDSC was setup in August 2013 with a service office space located in Malaysia.
It was founded in 1988 in conjunction with the 3rd Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships in Melbourne, Australia in the presence of deaf sports leaders from Australia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait and Malaysia with the objectives of celebrating the spirit of Deaf Sports where Deaf athletes come together as members from a cultural and linguistic minority to strive to reach the pinnacle of achievement, hence the motto: “PER LUDOS AEQUALITAS” (Equality Through Sport).
The organization's mission in its constitution shall be in accordance with the UNITED NATION’S CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, specifically:
ARTICLE 5 (EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION) where specific measures which are necessary to accelerate or achieve de facto equality of persons with disabilities shall not be considered discrimination under the terms of the present Convention;
ARTICLE 30 (PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL LIFE, RECREATION, LEISURE AND SPORT) where persons with disabilities shall be entitled and empowered, on equal basis with others, to recognition and support of their specific cultural and linguistic identity, including sign language and deaf culture. In addition, countries shall take appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities have opportunity to organize, develop and participate in disability-specific sporting and recreational activities and, to this end, encourage the provision, on an equal basis with others, of appropriate instruction, training and resources.