ADAPT …working to create an inclusive disability friendly nation.
ADAPT, formerly The Spastics Society of India, was founded by Dr. Mithu Alur in 1972. Over three decades, from a special school started with three children, it has grown to become one of the foremost non - profit organizations in the country, providing services for more than 3000 children and 10,000 families. Our services include assessment, infant stimulation, therapy, counseling, inclusive education, skills training and job placement, continuum of support services and home management programmes for children and young adults with disability.
ADAPT interacts with national and international organizations, public and private sectors, and Government agencies at all levels to influence policy changes that impact marginalized groups across the country.
Dr. Mithu Alur and her team believe that both ‘able’ and ‘disabled’ can work together to create an inclusive society where no one is excluded. ADAPT Rights Group, a group of young able and disabled activists, works to promote inclusion within a human rights framework, by advocating for disability friendly public places, public transportation and work spaces.
To address the developmental needs of the rural population in India, the organization is now moving towards creating an inclusive village model through – The Mithu Alur Foundation, a new project under the aegis of ADAPT.