Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2016: $115,657

27% 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 Q2 Board Meeting

July 28, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ATPF board meets quarterly, to get more information contact

KONA KAI presents… "Sparkle Under the Summer Sky" Fundraiser for ATPF

July 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your flip flops and Aloha shirts, flowers in your hair, and a smile! Let's celebrate together for a great cause in paradise at the sun kissed Kona Kai Club!  Food, live music, drinks, o ...

2nd Annual ATPF Bridge to the Beach: Family Beach Day

July 30, 2016 8:00 am - 11:00 am

ATPF and the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation is hosting the 2nd Annual Bridge to the Beach Program! Join us for this family friendly beach day. All kids, all ages are welcome to sign up an ...

DIVE IN: A Summer Shopping Pool Party for ATPF

July 30, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DIVE IN  ATPF Supporter & Ignite Every Child Luncheon Table Ambassador Alexandra Taccone has graciously opened her gorgeous Mount Soledad home to host a fundraiser for Autism Tree Project Foun ...

6th Annual ATPF Girls Summer Art Camp: Session 1

August 06, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ATPF & NCL Girls will joyfully be creating sketchbooks, designing personal smocks, making collages, learning water color techniques, and experimenting with mixed media. All lessons are designed ...

Dr. Jean Novak, Ph.D.

ATPF Bay Area Early Intervention Screenings & Research

Dr. Jean Novak, Ph.D.

Dr. Jean Novak is a bilingual professor in Speech Pathology and was the 1st Department Chair of the Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department at San Jose State University. She is a clinical supervisor for speech pathology graduate students in assessment and therapy clinics for children with speech, language, and communication disorders. She is Director of the Bilingual Toddler and Preschool Screening Project which is funded by the Autism Tree Project Foundation. The screening project provides students with training and offers the community a needed service.

For over 20 years she provided language/learning assessments in her private practice and was called as an expert witness in litigation cases. She has worked extensively with group home children and adolescents with behavior disorders and patients with schizophrenia, and on many interdisciplinary projects at SJSU. Her areas of expertise and interest include: Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Severe Behavior Disorders, in addition to 1st and 2nd language acquisition and cultural differences. She has publications in her areas of expertise and has presented on the local, national, and international level in the areas of multiculturalism and autism. She currently consults at various clinics, rehabilitation centers and hospitals in Central Europe. She has taught and presented internationally in Canada, England, Guam, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and most recently in Egypt. Her goal is to provide early identification of children with speech, language, and communication problems so that their needs can be addressed and appropriate services can be provided to ensure future success, especially is English is a second language. She has spend most of her time working with bilingual parents and children from and in different parts of the world. She was also the owner, artistic director, and choreographer of her own ethnic dance company (see link below), which performed for the prestigious Ethnic Dance Festival in San Francisco, and all over the State of California and Hawaii for over 15 years, as well as holding various multicultural positions in various organizations.

icon Hawaii International Conference on Education Early Intervention Research: Jean M. Novak, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor of Speech Pathology, San Jose State University, Autism Tree Project Foundation

icon M-CHAT RETROSPECTIVE STUDY POLAND vs USA Dr. Jean Novak, PhD, CCC-SLP Autism Tree Project Foundation - San Diego San Jose State University - USA Lucyna Horodecka-Wardega, Pediatric Neurologist Malopolskie Center of Child Rehabilitation, Poland Dr. Thaddeus W. Usowicz, PhD, PE, Info Syst/Analysis San Francisco State University - CA, USA Dr. Michael Levy, MD, PhD, Child Neurosurgeon Scripps Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA