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  • ATPF's Ignite Every Child Movement believes that "Every Child Deserves a Brighter Future". JOIN THE MOVEMENT. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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.
  • Girls Mentor Program - designed to pair Autism Tree Project Foundation mothers and daughters with National Charity League, Del Sol Chapter, mothers and daughters by providing fun, annual girls-only events.
  • Autism Tree Project Foundation Musical Playgroup - Hosted at our San Diego office each month at no cost to participating families.
  • AutismFITT Club™ - Exercise & Fitness for Children and Adults with Autism in San Diego.
  • In 2005 ATPF launched an initiative to provide FREE Early Intervention Preschool Screenings to children in local preschools throughout California for language and developmental delays. Provided by Kara Dodds and Associates in San Diego and Dr. Jean Novak of San Jose State University in the Bay Area, ATPF Early Intervention Preschool Screenings catch warning signs in children, allowing parents to get further diagnosis and treatment at a critical time in their children's lives. It costs the Autism Tree $36 to screen each child. ATPF screens over 2,000 preschool children per year. To set up screenings at your school, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • University of San Diego Baseball Player Mentor Program - designed to pair USD athletes with ATPF kids during the baseball season.

Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2016: $51,916

12% of ATPF 2016 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 10,976


ATPF Ignite Every Child Inaugural Luncheon

Friday, September 30, 2016

ATPF is proud to be celebrating our 13th year of Creating Brighter Futures for Children & Families with Autism

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Upcoming Events

ATPF Family Game Nights

June 01, 2016 7:00 pm

Art Show Benefit for ATPF

June 02, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ATPF Musical Playgroup -- Family Group Workshop

June 04, 2016 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    This 4 week group series will be hosted by The Music Therapy Center of California. This group is designed for up to 10 families to participate in a 4 week group, where each family would ...

ATPF Teen Time Yoga Class

June 04, 2016 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

ATPF Family Game Night

June 07, 2016 7:00 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, Early Intervention Preschool Screening, Research and Mentoring for families impacted by autism.

ATPF provides free Early Intervention Preschool Screenings to over 2,000 youth annually with 10,976 preschoolers screened to date since 2006.

ATPF’s Youth Education and Developmental Services coordinates and provides 20 FREE intensive programs, designed to engage youth with autism in a variety of services which aim at improving their confidence, behaviors and 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.


We say thank you to our members who make automatic donations to ATPF monthly. 

Your donations make it possible for us to continue to provide our 19 programs at no cost to our children and families! 


David & Deborah Johnson

The Monica Lynn Savoie Foundation

Chris & Michelle Riley

Chris & Linda Townson

Regan & Andrew Wiese

Tim & Karen Wright

ATPF Monthly Members

Veronica Carranza 

Marie Fukumoto-Fowle

Scott & Ann Leslie 

Latest News

  • $25,000 Matching Grant Awarded to ATPF

    Written by Lisa Kaufman, December 17, 2015

    Announcing....Autism Tree Project Foundation

    -- BREAKING NEWS!! --


    Thank you to Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation for their on-going support and dedication to ATPF's mission, children, families and programs. ATPF is honored to announce a $25,000
    matching grant award to ATPF!