How We Started

CKFTO started as a dream between an occupational therapist and a mother of a child with disabilities. Our founders wanted to create a warm, family focused therapeutic clinic where children and families, regardless of their socio-economic position, could receive equal services and resources.

Jessica Holder

Sara Stephens Founder/OTR worked tirelessly to shape the dream of a multi-disciplinary clinic. Her humanitarian spirit and passion inspired many who came in contact with her to get involved in the movement towards a better quality of life for children with disabilities. Her advocacy and work ethic inspired many young people to pursue Occupational therapy as a career. We thank her for her compassion, energy and dedication to the organisation and all those served by it.

Deborah Deane

Laura Pierre-Escayg made the dream a reality by registering a non-profit company called Caribbean Kids and Families Therapy Organisation in September 2009, she realised that she could make a difference not only in her son's life, but in the lives of all children with special needs in Trinidad and Tobago. From very humble beginnings in her porch in Woodbrook, she assembled a Board of Directors and set forth to create a structure to provide clinical and financial assistance to families in a sustainable model.

What is a disability?

A disability may be defined as a condition which may restrict a person's mental, sensory and/or mobility functions to undertake and/or perform a task in the same way as a person who does not have a disability.

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