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Money Raised 2014: $77,373
Children Screened: 7,356
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.
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.
*Center for disease control & prevention, 2013.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local San Diego artist holds exhibition to benefit
Autism Tree Project Foundation and Sanford Consortium
Lisa M. Kaufmann
Director of Program Development
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.
Bringing parents new to an autism spectrum diagnosis together with families who can offer guidance and wisdom from their own experience.
Screening preschoolers at numerous preschools throughout the San Diego County & Bay Area communities.
ATPF is currently funding on-going research on our Early Intervention Model.
Bringing kids on the autism spectrum together with local athlete role models to play games and have fun.
Providing fun girls-only events like handbag design workshops.
ATPF Advocacy will now support, empower, and educate families in all areas of the disabilities experience.
Hosted at our San Diego office each month at no cost to participating families.
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Oke at our San Diego office each month at no cost to participating families.
Scholarships this unique fitness program for low income teens and adults on the autism spectrum.
Training for preschool teachers in San Diego County and the Bay Area.
Trains preschool teachers in our Early Intervention Programs in the San Diego County & Bay Area.
Training Speech & Language Pathology students on our Early Intervention screening programs.
Provides this unique learning tool to parents for kids with autism.
Provides handbook created by Dr. Jean Novak at SJSU for Spanish-speaking parents and teachers who have children with autism.