ATPF is the only organization of its kind, serving San Diego and the Bay Area through CARES: Community Awareness, Advocacy, Research, and Early Intervention Screenings. Every year, we change the lives of more than 4,500 children and families impacted by autism.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit San Diego, ATPF responded quickly, recognizing the unparalleled challenges that social isolation would bring to our families. In doing so, we have modified our activities to adhere to public health guidelines but also continue serving our families including:

  • Using our Clinical Advisory Team to provide resources to families through electronic and video communication

Donation for Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista COVID-19 Patients

Huge thank you to ATPF Volunteer & Supporter Alma Gallardo for being the catalyst behind our new  #AutismTreeCares movement! Please join us this week in donating items to help support COVID-19 patients at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista!

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We are asking for donations on the following:

  • Books/Magazines
  • Playing Cards
  • Other card games including memory cards
  • Crossword puzzles booklet
  • Word Search puzzles booklet
  • Sudoku books
  • Small foam/Stress balls (hand grip exercises)

Any donation is appreciated! You will be touching the lives of those who are suffering with COVID-19 and help keep them entertained. #AutismTreeCares

Thank you in advance for your support! ATPF Operations Manager Rebecca Barron dropped off the first round of donations for hospital patients suffering from COVID-19 to Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista as part of our #AutismTreeCares Project!

Drop off all donations at ATPF Office. If you would like to donate, please contact our ATPF Team:

Rebecca Barron, Operations Manager: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell: 909-815-8520 

Scrub Cap Donation for Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Staff

ATPF has a goal of collecting 100 scrub caps for the hospital staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. If you know how to sew, know someone who can sew, or have the means to purchase a scrub cap or any other PPE materials, we would love your help! Any donation is appreciated!

Only 52 SCRUB CAPS TO GO!!

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Thank you Joel Anderson, ATPF International Ambassador, Author and Artist for sharing a quick video update on our ATPF Scrub Caps Challenge to help the hospital staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista! So far, we have 48 scrub caps donated! Can you help us reach our goal of 100 scrub caps?

To donate, please call/text our ATPF Team directly to coordinate the drop off of donated materials:

Rebecca Barron, Operations Manager: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell: 909-815-8520 

Making a Home for Rebecca & Joseph Woodridge

Help us send extra LOVE to an ATPF Family!

Rebecca and her 15 year-old son Joseph "Monk" Woodridge have faced many challenges during the past year (homelessness, living in and out of hotels, the pandemic and shelter in place), but are finally settling into a new home!

ATPF Community: we are asking for your help to fulfill Rebecca & Monk's basic needs and make their new place feel more like home

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If you are able to give during this time, please visit their registry and send this family some extra ATPF LOVE!

VISIT THE WOODRIDGE FAMILY REGISTRY: tgt.gifts/woodridgefamily

If you would like to donate, please contact our ATPF Team:

Rebecca Barron, Operations Manager: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell: 909-815-8520