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  • Ignite Every Child Campaign
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  • University of San Diego Baseball Player Mentor Program - designed to pair USD athletes with ATPF kids during the baseball season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Autism Tree Project Foundation Musical Playgroup - Hosted at our San Diego office each month at no cost to participating families.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AutismFITT Club™ - Exercise & Fitness for Children and Adults with Autism in San Diego.

Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2016: $34,508

8% of ATPF 2016 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 10,899


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 Musical Playgroup

May 07, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  Come out for a fun hour of music with your child! Only one class per family. We can only accommodate the first 5 children & parents -- please register now for this FREE playgroup! Hosted ...

ATPF Teen Time Program - Photography Workshop

May 07, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join our fun Teen Time Meet Up Groups, led by our teens, for our teens. To sign up or get more information for this event, contact Lisa@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465  

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

May 14, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

ATPF MadCaps Volunteer Training

May 16, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce our new community partnership with MadCaps Point Loma! ATPF Core Team Member & Speech Language Pathologist Breena Hayman will be hosting a training for all new MadCaps ...

ATPF Core Team Meeting

May 17, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ATPF is always looking for people with heart and passion to serve our children and families. With only one full-time employee, we rely on our CORE TEAM to help us run over 200 events per year. F ...

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 10,794 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!