*Disclaimer: All screening have currently been cancelled or rescheduled until Spring 2020.*

In 2006, the Autism Tree Project Foundation founded the FREE Early Intervention Preschool Screening Program to provide free screenings for language and developmental delays to children in local preschools throughout California by a Speech-Language Pathologist. Early Intervention is key to the successful treatment of children on the autism spectrum. The screenings effectively identify early signs of autism spectrum disorders in children, giving parents the chance to establish a diagnosis and treatment plan at a critical time in their child's life. These screenings have been a lifeline in providing children and families the resources they need to be kindergarten ready. Autism Tree Project Foundation screens more than 2,000 preschool children per year, at no charge to families or schools. More than 20,600 preschoolers screened to date. 

Want us to visit you?
Are you a part of a private school, home schooling group, MOPS group, or preschool? To schedule a class or request an in-service for your organization, please contact us! We are happy to come to you to provide your organization with a variety of short and longer workshops on a variety of speech and language topics! The cost of this invaluable training is $500 for a group of any size.

Possible Topics:

  • Speech and Language Development:What is typical? How do I know if my child needs a referral for speech therapy?
  • Stuttering: What are the characteristics of stuttering? How do I know if my child needs to be seen by a speech pathologist?
  • Let’s Get Social: Social Skills and Social Language: Identifying Social Language Deficits and Facilitating Social Language Skills in the classroom
  • Speech and Language in the classroom setting: How can I facilitate language during group activities for my students who have delays?
  • OTHER? What speech and language topics do you want to learn about?

To get your preschool site set up for free early intervention screenings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-222-4465

Huge thanks to Speech Language Pathologist Michelle Connelly, Director of ATPF Bay Area Early Intervention Preschool Screening Program for expanding our Bay Area screenings since she joined our team in 2016. Thanks to Michelle's hard work, we have tripled the number of annual screenings we have provided to the Bay Area community in the last year!

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Here are some of the preschool sites in the Bay Area where ATPF is providing FREE screenings:

Addison-Penzack JCC of Silicon Valley - Los Gatos, CA

Associated Students Child Development Center - San Jose, CA - NEW!

Creative Beginnings Preschool - San Jose, CA

Holey Family School - San Jose, CA

Most Holy Trinity School - San Jose, CA

The Primary School - East Palo Alto, CA

Resurrection Catholic School - Sunnyvale, CA

Running Start Preschool - San Jose, CA

Sacred Heart Elementary School - Saratoga, CA

SJSU Preschool - San Jose, CA

SJSU ChAD Lab Preschool - San Jose, CA

St. Elizabeth Seton School - Palo Alto, CA

St. Joseph of Cupertino School - Cupertino, CA

St. Lucy School - Campbell, CA

St. Nicholas Catholic School - Los Altos Hills, CA

Thank you to our longest running community partner CSR Cares!

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