Autism Tree

Serving one family at a time since 2003.

Help us create brighter futures and help the autism community live our best lives!

Our Story

We created Autism Tree in April of 2003 when our 2 year old son Garret was diagnosed with Autism.

The Autism Tree was created as a way to help build community awareness for autism. Our goal is to give people on the autism spectrum a voice and build community compassion towards the parents and families of these special individuals. Autism Tree helps thousands of families create a roadmap for their child and navigate the very complex system of care required for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

All monies donated to Autism Tree go straight to helping real families in our community through one of the many critical programs we provide on-going making the Autism Tree very unique. We are a grass roots foundation with a global impact.

Autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We hope that by touching one family at a time, we can continue to build a united front for the faces of autism in San Diego and beyond.

Todd, Dayna and Garret Hoff

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Programs & Events

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Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the origin of the Autism Tree's Early Intervention Screening Program, in partnership with the National Head Start Association (NHSA). This video was showcased at our 1,000 person luncheon celebration at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Center in 2018.

Upcoming Events

Just wanted to thank you ladies and your team for a great [Bridge to the Beach Family Day] this past Saturday.  We had not done anything with the Autism Tree for quite a few years, thinking our son who is over 18 was too old.  To our pleasant surprise, he and his friend had a lovely time and fit in nicely. 

The event was well organized, had many activities appropriate to their liking and the volunteers were all amazing. Thank you for inviting us and making San Diego a better community because Autism Tree is in it!

- Autism Tree Mother Linda

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