Please NOTE: the Autism Parents Association of Trinidad & Tobago (APATT) is officially no longer an operating NGO as of 1st July, 2021. The old contact number: 489-1673 is no longer serviced and will eventually be recycled to the public. Therefore, it may be in your interest to please delete that contact number from your phone. The web and social media pages will be updated soon to CONTINUE with FREE relevant information to assist Autism Parents.

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The Autism Parents Association of Trinidad and Tobago (APATT) is a non-profit organization incorporated on July 27th, 2015 under the Companies Act, 1995 as an advocacy and activist support group for parents, relatives and caregivers of children and adults on the Autism spectrum in Trinidad & Tobago. As we do so, we  also support the needs of adults on the spectrum in T&T.

APATT is FREE to all. Persons on the Autism Spectrum, Autism Parents, Autism related Therapists, Professionals, Educators and Volunteers. They are all welcome to Register for Free. Learn more about being part of APATT.

UN: Children with disabilities

1. States Parties shall take all necessary measures to ensure the full enjoyment by children with disabilities of all human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children.
2. In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.
3. States Parties shall ensure that children with disabilities have the right to express their views freely on all matters affecting them, their views being given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity, on an equal basis with other children, and to be provided with disability and age-appropriate assistance to realize that right.
-- United Nations: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 7,

Children with Autism are also citizens of Trinidad & Tobago, they deserve better and should not be left behind because of public perception about their challenges.

UN: Rights of the Child

3. Recognizing the special needs of a disabled child, assistance extended in accordance with paragraph 2 of the present article shall be provided free of charge, whenever possible, taking into account the financial resources of the parents or others caring for the child, and shall be designed to ensure that the disabled child has effective access to and receives education, training, health care services, rehabilitation services, preparation for employment and recreation opportunities in a manner conducive to the child's achieving the fullest possible social integration and individual development, including his or her cultural and spiritual development

-- United Nations: Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 23,

Children With Autism Have Rights!

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