‘The Multi-disciplinary approach to Cerebral Palsy’ ICPS International Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1978.
‘Special Education – a holistic approach to Cerebral Palsy’ National conference on Development disabilities Chandigarh, India 1988.
‘Special needs policy in India’. Presented at the National Seminar on Integrating Children with Special Needs held at Mumbai in 1996.
‘They did not figure: Policy Exclusion of disabled people in India’. Paper presented at the International Special Education Congress 2000 in Manchester in 2000 subsequently published in the International Journal on Inclusive Education, London, U.K in 2002, Vol.6.No.2
‘Status of disabled people in India-policy and inclusion’. Paper presented at the International Lecture Series on Inclusive Education, Calgary, Canada, 2000
‘Inclusion for children with disabilities in India-A Policy Perspective’ Paper presented at Edmonton, Canada, 2000
‘An Indo-Canadian Initiative: The National Resource Centre for Inclusion, India’ paper presented at the CIDA International Cooperation Days – The Challenges of Inclusion – A Human Rights Approach to Disability, in Ottawa, Canada, June 2001
‘Human Rights and Disability – A matter of Social Justice’ paper presented at the International Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Disability and Human Rights, in Kolkata, in November 2001
‘Civil Society and Social Constructs’. Presented at the North South Dialogue Conference I held at Mumbai in 2001.
Presented a paper entitled, ‘Lethargy of a Nation: inclusive education in India and developing sustainable strategies of change’ at the National Seminar on Inclusion in Education: A matter of Right to Education for All, Kalyani University, West Bengal, July 2003.
‘Policy changes: innovative sustainable models of inclusive education for children with disabilities’ Paper presented at the National Congress on Cerebral Palsy in Dhaka in 2003.
Paper presented entitled, ‘Education Of Persons With Disabilities In India: An NGO Perspective’, World Bank: Disability and Development, Rome, 2003.
Paper presented entitled, ‘Cross Cultural Perspectives on Inclusive Education: A Journey of Inclusion’ and ‘Early Intervention in Inclusive Education in Mumbai, India’, at the 12th World Congress, Montpellier, 2004.
‘Journey of Inclusion: From Segregated Special Education to Inclusive Education’ Paper presented at the Second International Conference ‘Developing Inclusive Schools’ organised by the Moscow Bureau of UNESCO and ‘Perspektiva, the World Institute on Disability, Russia, 2005.
‘Policy Changes and Establishing a Sustainable Model of Inclusive Education in India’ Paper presented at the Second International Conference ‘Developing Inclusive Schools’ organised by the Moscow Bureau of UNESCO and ‘Perspektiva, the World Institute on Disability, Russia, 2005.
‘Developing Sustainable Policy Changes through Early Intervention and Action Research in India’ Paper presented at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, April 2006
‘A Place in the Sun……Corporate Social Responsibility and towards inclusive employment of disabled people’ Paper presented at the Inclusive Job Fair, ADAPT, Mumbai, 2006.
‘Inclusive Education: the challenge for India’ Paper presented at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, April 2007.
‘Education of Children and Young Adults’ – People With Disabilities in India: Status, Challenges, and Prospects presented at World Bank, New Delhi, 2007.
‘Inclusive Education: the challenge for India’ Paper presented at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, April 2008.
‘Inclusive Education: the challenge for India’ Paper presented at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, May 2009.
‘Developing Sustainable Models of Inclusive Education in India’ Paper presented at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, May 2010.
‘From one to a million – developing sustainable services where there is a systemic failure and moving towards Education For All’ paper presented at the Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC) 2010, Queen’s University Belfast, August 2010.
‘The Change Agents: Innovative Indian Organisations’, paper presented at the India International Centre, Conference Room, New Delhi, May 2011
‘Learning Teacher Conference: Crossing Boundaries Sharing Journeys’, paper presented at the KKEL Learning Teacher Conference, October 2011
‘Policy Changes and Overcoming Barriers’, paper presented at the North South Dialogue IV, Goa, February 2012
‘Infrastructure and Support for Inclusion’, paper presented at the One Step Away: Possibilities for Inclusion, SNDT, March, 2012
‘Inclusive Education… A Distant Dream in India’, paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Challenges for Education for All, New Delhi 29th-30th May 2012
Developing sustainable services for the Education of Children with Disabilities where there is a Systems’ Failure’, paper presented at TISS, January 2014.
Dr. Alur’s articles and research studies include:
‘Is this all India can do?’ The Illustrated Weekly of India, 1972.
‘My baby is spastic’ The Times Weekly, Bombay, 1973.
‘I want to walk, I want to run’ Eve’s Weekly, 1974.
‘Are there ethnic differences in the attitudes to handicap and if so, does it matter?’ International Cerebral Palsy Society, Oxford, 1976.
‘Succour for spastics’ The Indian Express, 1980.
‘Crippled by neglect’ Indian Express 1988.
‘Inclusive Education and ‘How’ to put the Rhetoric into Action’ – Disability News; A Newsletter of Action Aid India, November 2003, Vol.13, 3-9.
‘Putting ‘Spastics’ on the Indian Map’. Change, The Godrej House Magazine, November – December 2003, Vol. 3. No.6, 9-13.
‘Policy changes: innovative sustainable models of inclusive education for children with disabilities’ Published by DEP-SSA, IGNOU, Newsletter, New Delhi, 2004.
Inclusive Education: Let Children Be Children. Together article published in ‘One Voice One People’, November 2008.
‘Inclusive Education still a dream’ Education Times, May 07, 2007.
‘The hundred million who refuse to be invisible’ The Telegraph, Calcutta, March 24, 2009.
‘Constituency for the disabled: Mithu Alur’s appeal for Disabled Vote, Afternoon, March 26, 2009
‘A tale of two women’ Me Magazine, March 12, 2006
‘Voice from the ground… needed a political Constituency for Disabled’ The New Mumbai – Street, March 2009
‘Needed – A Political Constituency for the Disabled Mithu Alur’s Appeal for the Disabled Vote’ Mumbai Newstime, March 2009
‘Mithu Alur: “Nehru once said…”’ Cafe Celeb Magazine, November 2004.
‘Ability is there, inclination isn’t’
Special schools are a remnant of colonialism’
‘Enoble, better still enable’ Mumbai Mirror, June 22, 2005
‘The Spastics Society of India: NGOs committed to a cause’, Published in monthly Magazine One India One People, June 2006, Volume No. 9, Issue no. 11, page 18 – 19.
‘They are part of the Orchestra’, Published in monthly Magazine One India One People, August 2007, Volume No. 11, Issue no. 1, page 44 – 45.
‘A Disabled System Disables its People’ DNA, December 2008
‘Disabled People: forgotten millions caught in a political wilderness’ Indian Express, December 2008.
‘Inclusive Education: Let children be children. Together’ One Indian One People Magazine, 2008.
‘Children of the same God’ Indian Express, March 14, 2009.
‘Education For All: Cover Feature’, Published in Success and Ability: India’s Cross-Disability Magazine, July-September 2009, page 12-16.
‘Taking up the cudgels for the Malinis of the Country, Housecalls Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 4, September – October 2009 pg 72-79.
‘Huge learning curve ahead’, The Indian Express, June 21, 2012
‘Mithu Alur – Forty years of selfless service’, Pot Purri Magazine Vol. 1, Issue 5, July – August 2012, pg. 30-35.
‘Not by ramps and toilets alone’, The Hindu, December 3, 2012