LAAA News and Events


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Authority advises the general public and our external stakeholders that, until further notice:

LAAA Staff lend their support to World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is observed around the world on April 2, 2019. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.

Member of the wider national community celebrating Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day

The Legal Aid and Advisory Authority joins with members of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and members of the wider national community in celebrating Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day on March 30th, 2019.

Chaguanas District Office

San Fernando District OfficeDown syndrome continues to be the most common chromosomal disorder among humans. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome. Statistics from Caribbean countries estimate that one child with Down Syndrome is born for every 800 to 1,000 live births. Doctors advise that the risk of children being born with the condition increases in cases where the mother is over the age of 35.

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