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  • We are incredibly thankful to the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation for their generous support to ATPF since 2009.
  • ATPF 15 YEAR CELEBRATION IGNITE EVERY CHILD LUNCHEON.Get your Table now or become a sponsor. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • University of San Diego Baseball Player Mentor Program - Working with the Autism Tree Project Foundation, the USD Toreros baseball team mentors ATPF kids, hosts ATPF families at Toreros events and raises autism awareness in our community.
  • Want to get your family involved? Volunteer? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-222-4465
  • Autism Tree Project Foundation Musical Playgroup - Hosted at our San Diego office each month at no cost to participating families.
  • In 2006 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.
  • Since 2013, LIFT UP LUKE & LIFT UP AUTISM have raised more than $100,000 for ATPF! We are incredibly thankful to our community partner, TRAIN HEROIC and ATPF Supporters Josh & Mary Everett for their hearts and continued support for our mission, programs and services!
  • We are incredibly thankful to our community partner of the decade, CSR CARES. Thank you CSR Real Estate Services & CSR CARES supporting ATPF since 2003.
  • 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.

Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2017: $305,536

62% of ATPF 2017 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 14,415

Help ATPF Reach Our Year-End Campaign Goal of $259,000 by December 31!

Upcoming Events




Friday, Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
San Diego, California

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Del Mar, California

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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 over 14,000 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.

THANK YOU!

We say thank you to our supporters who donate $1,200 or more to ATPF annually. Your donations make it possible for us to continue to provide our 20 programs at no cost to our children and families! 

ATPF 2016 MARIPOSA Members

Maryann & Robert Augustine

Gigi & Brad Benter

Shane Brennan

Dr. Ed & Peggy Chaplin

Dr. Barbara & Andy Denysiak 

Curtis Gabhart

Karen & Thomas Gammiere

Dayna & Todd Hoff

Deborah & David Johnson

Mo & Charlie King

Amy & William Koman

Stephanie & Michael Leaf

Dr. Michael & Karen Levy 

Maria & Cary Lucian

The Monica Lynn Savoie Foundation 

Michelle & Chris Riley

Patti Roscoe

Dr. Luis & Anamarie Sanchez

Mike Seymour

Ray Simas

Sarah Spear

Alexandra & Paul Taccone

Linda & Chris Townson 

Dr. Doris Trauner

Dr. Gregory & Trina Weiner

Regan & Andrew Wiese

Karen & Tim Wright 

Latest News

  • ATPF in partnership with Girls Inc. & National University Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

    Written by Lisa Kaufman, August 4, 2017

    We are so blessed to work with our community partner, The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. We had the pleasure of creating this video to highlight how people of ALL ages can give back at an early age - you are never too young or too old to volunteer!

    We loved working with the team from Sanford Institute of Philanthropy on this project, which is being used in a new partnership with Girls Inc., a nationwide group that inspires young girls to become entrepreneurs who give back in their community.Special thanks to Dr. Lena Rodriguez, Endowed Director at Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and Emmanuelle Takahashi, Program Director, for working with our ATPF team to highlight the heart of our mission and programs!

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