Supporting Families: Essential Autism Non Profit Orangizations in Trinidad and Tobago

Autism, often referred to as autism spectrum disorder, encompasses a diverse range of conditions characterized by challenges in social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. But it’s also important to recognize the unique strengths and beautiful differences that come with it. The “spectrum” part of the term highlights the broad variation in experiences and abilities of individuals with autism.
While local studies specific to Trinidad and Tobago may be limited, there are many wonderful resources and support systems available for children with autism and their families. Here are ten invaluable resources to explore:

Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT)

The ASTT is a compassionate support group for families of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They offer services to children and adults with ASD, along with valuable training programs.

Support Autism TT

This group, founded by young professionals, raises funds to help children with autism access therapy and educational opportunities. They also provide vital support to parents, caregivers, and siblings.

Autism Parents Association of Trinidad and Tobago (APATT)

APATT provides a comprehensive database of doctors, therapists, psychologists, educators, and special needs schools, exclusively for its members. It’s a lifeline for many families seeking guidance and support.

The Caribbean Kids and Families Therapy Organisation (CKFTO)

CKFTO is dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality therapy services to children with developmental challenges. They offer various therapeutic services including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral interventions.


TheraplayTT offers play-based occupational therapy interventions aimed at improving the quality of life for children with various needs, delivered with warmth and care.

Right Start Early Intervention Program

This nurturing educational program caters to children aged 18 months to 6 years who have been diagnosed with or exhibit characteristics of autism. Their recently opened Sensory Gym provides a fun and developmental space for children to improve their sensory functions.

Blue Horse Foundation

A heartfelt non-profit organization, the Blue Horse Foundation raises awareness about autism in Trinidad and Tobago. Through grants, fundraisers, and donations, they offer therapy and scholarships for special education schools to children with ASD.

Autism Spirit

A parent support group for those navigating the world of autism, while educating and supporting others.

Art Psychotherapist-Kristy Anatol

Kristy Anatol, a board-certified art therapist, works tenderly with children and families facing autism spectrum disorders and other emotional challenges. Her sessions provide much-needed support and creative outlets.

Horses Helping Humans (HHH)

HHH offers the healing power of Hippotherapy, or Therapeutic Horseback Riding, to children with autism. This therapy enhances communication skills, muscle strength, balance, coordination, and social development.                                          

The Just Because Foundation

Although primarily focused on children with cancer, this foundation also supports families dealing with various medical challenges, including autism. They provide emotional and financial support to families in need.

Clyniece Hodge Autism Movement Therapy

This therapy uses the joy of dance, music, and improvisation to stimulate brain areas and increase cognitive processing, providing a sensory-rich experience that is both fun and therapeutic.

Autism is a unique journey for every individual and family, and these resources are here to offer support, love, and understanding every step of the way. If you know of additional resources, please share them in the comments below. Together, we can create a community that uplifts and embraces everyone’s unique path.



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