Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2019: $145,337

33% of ATPF 2019 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 17,696

SLP Students Trained at SJSU: 2,100

Cara Clemens Lucier

Co-Director of ATPF School & Education Resources Team, Attorney & Faculty at University of San Diego

Cara Clemens Lucier

After USD Law School, Cara began her career representing school districts in the areas of special education law, charter schools, and litigation. She represented school districts at IEP team meetings, mediations, due process hearings, and in Federal and state courts. When Cara’s son was diagnosed with Autism, Cara switched to assisting families with special needs. Cara is on the faculty at the University of San Diego, where she teachers Special Education Advocacy, Fundamental Legal Studies, Introduction to Law, and the Practice of Law. She is a Board Member for Autism Tree Project Foundation and was the Co-Chair of the Early Intervention Committee for the California State Senate Autism Task Force for South Counties. Cara is frequently asked to teach legal trainings and seminars in the area of education and disabilities law. Lucier has been active with ATPF since 2008. | 760-717-3451