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Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2020: $102,556

18% of ATPF 2020 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 20,602

SLP Students Trained at SJSU: 2,300

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 through our mission of CARES: Community Awareness, Advocacy, Research & Early Intervention Screenings. 

ATPF provides free Early Intervention Preschool Screenings to over 2,000 youth annually with over 20,600 preschoolers screened to date since 2006.

ATPF’s Youth Education and Developmental Services coordinates and provides more than 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.

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  • Someone San Diego Should Know: Dayna Hoff Someone San Diego Should Know: Dayna Hoff

    Written by Bob Morris, March 19, 2020

    Note: Click on the photo above to read the full online article from the San Diego Union Tribune's website

    Dayna Hoff has a master’s in business administration and is a former pharmaceutical sales representative who worked with neurologists and neuroscientists in San Diego and elsewhere. Her husband, Todd, is a healthcare executive.

    In 2000 their son Garrett was born. He was a bright, happy baby who brought joy to his family, but in the months that followed, certain behaviors became troubling. Dayna and Todd were connected to the world of healthcare in Southern California, and Dana spent the next nine months and a huge amount of personal resources with doctors between San Diego and Los Angeles trying to diagnose the problems.