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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance.

Did you know, Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood? 


The Spastic Society of India now known as ADAPT (Able Disabled All People Together) was started by Dr Mithu Alur in 1972, at a time when very little was known about cerebral palsy in India. The first innovative model in the country it has served the country for 42 years in the field of disability.

The Mission of ADAPT is to provide services (education and therapy services under one roof for children with disability, promote and practice inclusive education philosophy , capacity building and training of people for future sustainability, create awareness, empower persons with disability and influence and change public policy and opinion in order to create an inclusive, caring, disability-friendly India.

From a special school started with three children, ADAPT has grown to provide inclusive educational, employment and therapy services across the country. We also provide, parental counseling, assessment, disability sensitization and teacher training. In recent years the services have expanded into rural areas.

As a result of our initiatives, children from ADAPT have been included into 62 regular partner schools to demonstrate inclusion. Colleges and Universities have also become inclusive and many of our students have become accountants, computer experts, journalists, librarians and have gone on to pursue Higher Education.

Today, ADAPT is one of the largest NGO's dealing with disability in India. 

Many of our beneficiaries come from a lower socio economic background and their parents are already struggling with the hidden costs of raising a disabled child.

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