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  • autism tree project musical play
  • University of San Diego Baseball Player Mentor Program
  • Girls Mentor Program - designed to pair Autism Tree Project mothers and duaghters with National Charity League Del Sol Chapter mothers and daughters by providing fun, girls-only events.
  • University of San Diego Football Mentor Program - Working with the Autism Tree Project Foundation, the USD Toreros football team mentors ATPF kids, hosts ATPF families at Toreros events and raises autism awareness in our community.
  • AutismFITT Club™ - Exercise & Fitness for Children and Adults with Autism in San Diego.
  • Autism Tree Project Foundation Musical Playgroup - Hosted at our San Diego office each month at no cost to participating families.
  • University of San Diego Baseball Player Mentor Program - designed to pair USD athletes with ATPF kids during the baseball season.

Progress to Date

Money Raised 2014: $77,373

Children Screened: 7,356


12th Annual Addie's Remodel Your Body Challenge

for Autism Tree Project Foundation

The 12th Annual Addie's RYB Challenge is an 8 week fitness challenge open to San Diego residents looking to get in shape for a great cause! Our goal this year is 100 participats with 100% of every sign up going back into ATPF programs. Each participant signing up will get an initial weigh-in and 7 weeks of 50 minute boot camps at Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach. 


Upcoming Events

Mommy, Daddy & Me Playtime Group: Led by Dr. Jennifer Oke

July 26, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bring your child to our new Playtime Class for a fun hour of interaction and play with Dr. Jennifer Oke. She will be leading this FREE group and teaching parents how to play, enjoy and have fun with t...

ATPF Family Night with the San Diego Padres

July 30, 2014 7:00 pm

ATPF Family Night at the San Diego Padres Petco Park San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardnials! There are 75 tickets available for ATPF friends and families. First come, first serve. You MUST RSVP f...

Summer Parent Mentor Night

July 31, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Supporting Families Affected by Autism

Founded in 2003 Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving communities in San Diego County and The Bay Area by assisting with education, advocacy, screening and mentoring for families impacted by autism.

More than 1,500 youth and families participate in annual activities.

We now screen over 1,900 youth annually with 7,356 preschoolers screened to date since 2006.

ATPF’s Youth Education and Developmental Services coordinates a variety of intensive programs designed to engage youth with autism in a variety of services, aimed at improving their confidence and behaviors, plus improving their social communications. 

Every family tree is touched by autism. If you don't know someone with autism you will. Autism affects 1 in 50 school aged children, ages 6-17.

*Center for disease control & prevention, 2013.

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Latest News

  • Press Release: Local San Diego artist holds exhibition to benefit Autism Tree Project Foundation and Sanford Consortium

    Written by Lisa Kaufman, July 7, 2014


    Local San Diego artist holds exhibition to benefit
    Autism Tree Project Foundation and Sanford Consortium

    Media Contact:
    Lisa M. Kaufmann
    Director of Program Development
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    Leaf with his piece ZERO° at his Chula Vista Studio.

    SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2014 - A collection of work from third generation San Diego native, Michael Leaf, titled " ZERO° Exhibition" which will be revealed to the public at Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé in La Jolla, CA on July 19th from 4-9p.m. The ZERO° Exhibition is valued at just under $3 million with a combined 40 percent donated back to The Sanford Consortium and Autism Tree Project Foundation. The Master of Ceremonies at this exclusive exhibition will be Roger Bingham, President of The Science Network.

    Michael Leaf is a world renowned Fine Metal Artist and has been quoted by KUSI News as being the "Michelangelo of Steel". His one-of-a-kind works of art have been loved and collected worldwide. His clientele include celebrities, authors, CEO's of major airlines, professional athletes and private collectors. Leaf has made it a point to be completely self- represented, and in doing so has single handedly built his private gallery, studio and workshop located in Chula Vista, CA. Leaf's primary goal is composed of dominantly two things:

    "To always give back to those who are in need and to inspire, motivate and help individuals achieve their dreams". Leaf's out of the box thinking and desire to be part of something much bigger has paved his way and established him as a world renowned artist.