Progress to Date

Money Raised 2014: $176,766

Children Screened: 8,352

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Upcoming Events

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

January 10, 2015 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 their ki ...

ATPF Musical Playgroup

January 17, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Big thanks to Angela Neve & Maureen O'Shaughnessy of The Music Therapy Center of California for hosting these fun groups for the whole family! Kids learn how to interact, communicate and play ...

ATPF Free Parent Workshop Series: Behavior Basics

January 26, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Children of the Rainbow, Logan Heights: Free Preschool Early Intervention Speech and Language Screenings

February 02, 2015 12:00 pm - February 05, 2015 12:00 pm

Children of the Rainbow, Logan Heights: Free Preschool Early Intervention Speech and Language Screenings Autism Tree Project Foundation sponsors FREE early intervention speech and language screen ...

Solana Beach Presbyterian Day of Service

February 22, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thank you to Solana Beach Presbyterian Church for hosting this annual Day of Service for local groups and organizations. This year volunteers will be making posters for our ATPF families to use at ...

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