Projects of Japan Down syndrome Society (JDS)

JDS has three main pillars:

  1. Consultations
  2. Publications
  3. Awareness-raising


JDS-commissioned local area coordinators, who are mainly mothers of kids with DS, assist people with DS or their families, schools, or supporters. All coodinators are required annual specialized training to improve their consulting skills.

For parents who are worried about child-raising and wish to consult on the growth and development of their children with DS, consultants meet on a regular basis.


JDS publications can be obtained through JDS office. Please contact us for details.

JDS booklets


JDS has a mission to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. For this mission, JDS does:

  • Community support
  • Self-advocate support
  • Media support for raising public awareness
  • Seminars and conferences promotion