| ||1.||Our policy and activities|
| ||JAID promotes the social welfare system for people with intellectual disabilities.|
(ID: intellectual disabilities)
|1)||Advising the agencies and organizations on management and professional support to people with intellectual disabilities and their families.|
|2)||Contributing to "on the job training" of staff, supporting and interacting with people with ID.|
|3)||Advocating human rights and social welfare philosophy for people with ID.|
|4)||Publishing research journals and books of the social welfare system for people with ID.|
|5)||Collaborating with governmental organizations and agencies related to ID.|
|6)||Awarding the outstanding professionals who are the JAID members in relation to their professional's achievement.|
| ||2.||Public Relations|
|1)||Appealing to government and administrative bodies in cooperation with related organizations for the purposes of demanding an increase in the state budget for the people with intellectual disabilities, improving and developing the public support system and promoting state measures.|
|2)||Exchanging information and opinions on the social welfare system with executive and legislative branch agencies and organizations representing entities in order to advocate ID people's needs to ensure their rights as citizens of this society.|
| ||3.||Public information|
|1)||The monthly journal "Aigo-News" (only in Japanese) gives ID related service providers and policymakers up-to-date information regarding to intellectual disability issues.|
|2)||Annual event "Social Welfare month for ID people" is held in September in order to facilitate recognition and to deepen understanding of ID people's rights among society.|
| ||4.||In Service Training|
|1)||Seminar and Conference|
JAID holds annually the following seminars and conferences;
- National conference of directors of the agencies and organizations for the people with ID.
- National seminar for the staff members working for ID.
- Nationwide seminars and conferences according to type of organizations such as day care agencies for adults and children, residential care services for varieties of community services.
JAID provides two kinds of correspondent courses as follows;
- Care Taker Training Course for people with intellectual disabilities
(Trainees can acquire the certification of Care Taker qualified by JAID after completing the entire course.)
- Social Worker training course
(Trainees can be a candidate for the national examination of social worker after completing the entire course.)
| ||5.||Research and Study|
| ||JAID conducts an annual national survey of the agencies and organizations and researches updated issues. The purpose of the survey is to improve ID people's quality of life by investigating the actual conditions in the agencies and organizations. The result is reported widely to the related organizations.|
- The monthly journal "Support"
- The nationwide Directory of agencies, organizations and institutions related to intellectual disabilities
- A manual of medical support, "Approach to ID People's Health"
- A manual of "How to support and care for elderly persons with ID".
| ||7.||International affairs and exchange|
| ||JAID, a member of Inclusion International, has been promoting international exchange activities.
- To delegate the staff to visiting related field of overseas.
- To invite professionals and nonprofessionals for different purposes from overseas.
- To publish a manual for trainees from overseas.
| ||8.||Structure and administration of JAID|
- JAID is an incorporated foundation composed of 3500 agencies and organizations in Japan.
- The administration is run by a committee consisting of 1 chairperson, 3 vice-chairpersons, 16 board members, and 60 counselors and 3 treasuries.
- JAID has a branch organization of 9 district and 47 prefectural unit committees.
- JAID has a head office in Tokyo.