Major Milestones at a Glance

A timeline of Adapt

Adapt over the past few decades has come a long way and strives to achieve and make an impact.


2018On 17th March, 2018 ADAPT received the CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavhar Puraskar at a ceremony at the Indian Merchants Chambers at Churchgate, Mumbai. The ceremony which was attended by well known corporates such as the Tata Chemicals, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Maruti Seva Samiti and others. Dr. Alur spoke of the need for Inclusive Employment and asked all present to join us on our journey to create a caring, inclusive India. Time is the second time ADAPT has been honoured with the Jamnalal Bajaj Award.
2016Publication of ‘A Birth that Changed a Nation A new model of care and inclusion’ a retrospective research by Dr. Mithu Alur.
2016Dr. Alur nominated to the National Advisory Committee on the NCC by the Defence Minister
2010Shiksha Sankalp, an Indo German Project undertaken in collaboration with CBM and the BMZ Germany
2009Four major political parties included disability issues in their manifestos during the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections after a Civil Right Movement undertaken by Dr. Mithu Alur
2008Mithu Alur Foundation set up under the aegis of ADAPT
2004Resource Material, Culturally Policy and Practice (CAPP), the HOW TO of inclusive education, developed and published in three volumes: CAPP I – The Whole Policy Approach; CAPP II – The Whole Community Approach; CAPP III – The Whole School Approach
2003Action Research undertaken in collaboration with UNICEF entitled “Early Intervention in Inclusive Education in Mumbai”
2001ADAPT Rights Group set up by Malini Chib
1999The National Resource Centre for Inclusion, an Indo Canadian project begun with the Canadian International Development Agency
1999Dr. Alur completes her Ph.D on study of policy for the disabled in India entitled Invisible Children: A Study of Policy Exclusion from the Institute of Education, Department of Policy Studies, University of London
1998A UNESCO supported research study “Developing Sustainable Inclusive Practice in Four Nations” aimed at identifying barriers to inclusion in four nations: India, UK, South Africa and Brazil undertaken.
1993National Centre For Training And Research Into Cerebral Palsy set up in Bandra
1990Rehabilitation in Tribal Belt Of Maharashtra
1989National Job Development Centre set up
1988First Students with CP to Graduate From Bombay University
1987SSI (now ADAPT) awarded Best Voluntary Organisation For The Disabled
1987Padmashree for Dr. Alur
1986Community Based Project, Karuna Sadan At Dharavi
1982Intervention in Rural Maharashtra
1981Spastics Society of India, Madras
1983First Batch of Students Completes SSC
1979Spastics Society of India, Bangalore
1977Spastics Society of Northern India
1976Teacher Training Unit set up
1974Spastics Society of Eastern India
1972The Spastics Society of India (SSI) founded by Dr. Mithu Alur
1973Centre For Special Education set up at Afghan Church, Mumbai