NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS - April 2, 2020
 
PROGRESS TO DATE
MONEY RAISED IN 2020
$44,910
8% OF OPERATING BUDGET
CHILDREN SCREENED
20,602
ATPF COMMUNITY LEADERS WORK TOGETHER TO SHARE TIPS & RESOURCES  FOR FAMILIES AT HOME
ATPF Tips: Dayna & Garret Hoff Show How To Make A New Daily Schedule
ATPF Volunteer Executive Director Dayna & Volunteer Director of ATPF Intern & Young Volunteer Program Garret Hoff Show How To Make A New Daily Schedule
ATPF Board Member Wendy Garafalo & Kids Make Bubble Mountain
ATPF Board Member Wendy Garafalo & Kids Make Bubble Mountain
ATPF Tips with Marilee Burgeson, Speech Language Pathologist
ATPF-NCL Girls Program Liaison & Speech Language Pathologist Marilee Burgeson Shares Tips
ATPF CFO Caitlyn McTaggart Shares 30 Virtual  ATPF CFO Caitlyn McTaggart Shares 30 Virtual
ATPF CFO Caitlyn McTaggart Shares 30 Virtual "Field Trips" for Kids & Families at Home
ATPF Tips with Breena Hayman, Speech-Language Pathologist
ATPF Tips with Breena Hayman, Speech-Language Pathologist
ATPF Artist, Author & Ambassador Joel Anderson
ATPF Artist, Author & Ambassador Joel Anderson "Medieval Trio Tales: Courage at the Concert" Story time
Gratitude Time with ATPF Operations Manager Rebecca Barron
Gratitude Time with ATPF Operations Manager Rebecca Barron
ATPF Mom Maria Shares What Works for Her Son Will
ATPF Mom & Parent Mentor Maria Shares What Works for Her Son Will
We are blown away by our ATPF team of clinical advisory professionals, board members, community partners, volunteer program directors, parent mentors, volunteers and interns for continuing to step up each day to support our core mission of C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness, Advocacy, Research & Early Intervention Screenings) and help serve our kids and families during this uncertain time! Thank you to our community leaders who have shared a video with our community so far - we are grateful to kick off Autism Awareness Month with such momentous support! You can s tay up-to-date with ALL our 1 minute videos of resources, tips & ideas by clicking on the banner below.
More videos updated daily - click on the banner above to view ALL videos in our YouTube playlist!
**We care about our ATPF Families and are here to help YOU through this difficult time of uncertainty. Please call/text 909-815-8520 or email RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org if you need new ideas for adjusting your schedule or help with managing your kids through a new schedule at home. **
THANK YOU VOLUNTEER & YOGA INSTRUCTOR ANASTASIA HICKER FOR RAISING  $88 FOR ATPF

Huge THANK YOU to ATPF Volunteer & Yoga Instructor Anastasia Hickey for leading a wonderful donation-based LIVE Yoga Class via the Autism Tree Instagram this past Sunday, raising $88 for ATPF! Anastasia was a past ATPF Intern from Point Loma Nazarene University, and livestreamed the yoga class from her new home in Seattle, WA. 
We are proud to announce 2 NEW LIVE YOGA CLASS DATES that Anastasia will be leading for our ATPF families in April! See flyers below for details. It's free to join and fun for the whole family, for kids of all levels and abilities.  We are so grateful for her BIG heart to support our community! 


If you would like to support our core mission of C.A.R.E.S: Community Awareness, Advocacy, Research and Early Intervention Screenings like Anastasia, donate online at www.autismtreeproject.org/donate or text "ATPF" to 24365.
 
NEW! ATPF VIRTUAL MUSICAL PLAYGROUPS & INHARMONY WORKSHOPS



In partnership with the Music Therapy Center of California, we are excited to offer NEW ATPF Virtual Musical Playgroups via Zoom! We hosted a very successful first playgroup this past Saturday and our kids and families had so much fun! Special thank you to MTCCA Music Therapist Angie Biehl for leading this playgroup. 
RSVP HERE FOR APRIL 11TH 
RSVP HERE FOR APRIL 25TH


Our ATPF InHarmony Workshops are back! Calling all parents and teachers - join us virtually via Zoom to learn different music therapy techniques for you to use with your kids at school and home.
NEW! ATPF ONLINE: TEEN TIME VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOPS WITH IAN MILLER OF IMI
ATPF Resources from Ian Miller of IMI

We are excited to offer our Virtual Reality Teen Time event, hosted by Interactive Media Institute - this time hosted completely online using Zoom! Join Volunteer Director of the ATPF Teen Time Virtual Reality Program, Ian Miller of the Interactive Media Institute for our first online workshop this Sunday, April 5th at 11 AM! Big thank you to Ian for leading this workshop and sharing more awesome online resources for kids and teens - check them out at IMI's website here.
NEW! ATPF ONLINE: GIRLS IN STEM WORKSHOP
Resources with Emily Zhong, ATPF Girls in STEM Program Director

We are excited to offer our ATPF Girls in STEM Workshop, hosted by Program Director Emily Zhong - this time hosted completely online using Zoom! Save the date and RSVP for our first online workshop this Saturday, April 4th at 2:30 PM! Big thank you to Emily for leading this workshop and sharing STEM related online resources for kids and teens - check them out here.
NEW! ATPF ONLINE: LEGO THERAPY WORKSHOP
ATPF Volunteer Santana Shares LEGO Therapy Techniques

Special thank you to ATPF LEGO Therapy Program Director Santana Getz for filming tips for parents on how to practice LEGO therapy techniques with their kiddos at home (click the video above!). 
We are excited to be offering our ATPF LEGO Workshops ONLINE via Zoom on Saturday, April 18th from 10 AM-12 PM!  Each family will have the opportunity for a one-on-one 15 minute session with ATPF LEGO Therapy Program Director Santana Getz! You will build LEGO's and practice social communication skills with guidance: Santana can answer any or all of your questions, give advice, or observe how your family is interacting and give feedback. 
Limit of 8 families MAX per workshop - first come, first served!
This workshop is FREE but you must RSVP! Email RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call/text 909-815-8520 with ALL information listed on our event page here.
NEW! ATPF ONLINE: TYPERS ZOOM MEET-UPS
ATPF Mom Shelly & Son Otto Host Typers Virtual Meet-Up

Huge thank you ATPF Mom & Parent Mentor Shelly Lana and her son Otto for sharing the benefits of virtual meet-ups and leading our first meet up yesterday morning! 
ATPF Teen Otto Lana shared this message with everyone who joined: 
"Thank you so much for logging on to my first zoom meetup. It was great connecting with old friends and meeting new ones. We upgraded our zoom subscription so we won't be ending so abruptly. We will have time for formal good byes. See you all one the 15th! Stay safe and stay civil."
Join us on Zoom with different friends across the country, share your favorite books, funny quotes or memes, and enjoy the feeling of community through alternative communication! All teens speaking and non-speaking are welcome.
NEW! ATPF ONLINE: ADAPTIVE DANCE CLASS



In partnership with Tap Fever Studios, we are excited to offer Adaptive Dance Classes every Thursday in April online via Zoom! Join us TODAY, APRIL 2ND at 2 PM to learn simple dance moves and play movement games. Stay tuned for more April dates - TBD!
To RSVP, email RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call/text 909-815-8520.
P.S. Our ATPF Adaptive Dance Class dances are also now accessible online! Families can access it via a Google Classroom: 1.) Go to https://classroom.google.com/2.) Click on + symbol to "join class", which is in the upper right corner, 3.) Enter the class code: v3wwukm
ATPF PROUD TO ANNOUNCE VANTAGE POINT 
AS  NEW TABLE AMBASSADOR FOR SWEET 16 GALA



We are sending out a huge THANK YOU to new ATPF Community Partner Michele Jodock, CEO of Vantage Point for being Table Ambassador #56 at our Sweet 16 GALA on Saturday, September 26, 2020! Get your table now - we will SELL OUT all 100 tables!
Contact Lisa@autismtreeproject.org for more information.
SAVE THE DATE!
ATPF SWEET 16 CANDLES GALA
S ATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020


THANK YOU TO OUR $5,000 GOLD SPONSOR:
 
THANK YOU TO OUR $2,500 SILVER SPONSORS:



THANK YOU TO OUR SWEET 16 GALA CO-CHAIRS:
Wendy & Rob Garafalo
Kirsten & Phil Senescall
MASTER OF CEREMONIES LINDA WELBY INVITES YOU TO JOIN US
AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH BAND OVERBOARD:

WE ARE PROUD TO HONOR THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:


THANK YOU TO OUR TABLE AMBASSADORS - ONLY 45  TO GO!

AKA Head Start Board of Directors Sponsored By HUB International Insurance Services Inc.
Alexandra & Paul Taccone
Breena Hayman
Butterfly Effects ABA Therapy - SILVER SPONSOR
Cheryl Mitchell
CSR CARES
Dallas Kessman & Chris Wilson
Damon Carson
Danielle & Dillon Levy
Dayna & Todd Hoff
Destinations in Paradise - SILVER SPONSOR
Dr. Doris Trauner
Dr. Luis & Anamaria Sanchez
Dr. Michael Levy
Dr. Reuben & Kathy Farris
Dr. Shannon & Jeff Leinert
Elizabeth Kaplan
Faye Bashar & Associates
Frontline Realty Group
Garret Hoff
Gayle Montisano
Gigi & Brad Benter
Helen & Chris Ghio/Michelle & Chris Riley
Ina & Tom Masten
Jena Neuman
JetBlue Airways
Joel's Vision Arts/D'Vine Path
Jordan Marks
Josefina Ring

Kara Dodds & Associates
Karen & Tim Wright
Karen & Tom Gammiere
Karen Cangialosi & Greg Jones
KIRA GRACE/Lisa Karmazin
Kirsten & Phil Senescall, Co-Chairs
Lisa Marvin
Mainly Motzart - SILVER SPONSOR
Maria & David Alvarez
Max & Anna Levinson Foundation
Michelle McGowan
Nathan Watkins
Neighborhood House Association - SILVER SPONSOR
Rebecca & Gary Welch
Renee Yomtob & Brandon Baldwin
Rich Horner
Sam & Donald Trink
Secret Table
Seth Schwartz
Shelly Lana
Susannah Hensel
The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Family Foundation
The Lucian Family
The San Diego G.O.L.D. Diggers - GOLD SPONSOR
The Thursday Club
Tomie & Michael Orosz
Vantage Point & Michele Jodock
Verbal Behavioral Associates
Wendy & Rob Garafalo, Co-Chairs
With your health and safety in mind, our ATPF Executive Team has decided to reschedule our  ATPF Sweet 16 Candles Gala to September 26, 2020. Read more about our announcement here.
 There is still time to buy your table, become a sponsor, donate to our silent auction, and donate to our wine/champagne pull.
To learn more about our gala, visit our website
or contact Lisa@autismtreeproject.org, call 619-222-4465
ATPF BAY AREA 
EARLY INTERVENTION PRESCHOOL SCREENINGS


*Disclaimer: All screening have currently been cancelled or rescheduled until Fall 2020.
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!
Screenings for Bay Area preschools are just about to start!  
Click here to view our event calendar with all 2019 dates. 

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

ATPF HIGHLIGHTS
ATPF VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION HIGHLIGHT: 
USD INTERN KATHERINE (KAT) REJER


We LOVE our ATPF Interns & Volunteers! We will be recognizing and highlighting a new intern or volunteer in every e-newsletter - this week we are sending extra love and thanks to the ATPF Intern Katherine Rejer! Kat is a Sophomore at the University of San Diego studying International Relations and Business Administration. She joined our ATPF intern team in February this year. Due to the pandemic, Kat had to move out of the dorms she lived in on USD campus and move back to her home in the Bay Area. Instead of giving up on her internship with ATPF, Kat dedicated herself to working remotely with our team to keep serving our kids and families. She manages our Instagram on a daily basis and is integral in keeping our community feeling connected! 
We are very  grateful to have her on our ATPF Intern team!

THANK YOU KAT FOR HAVING A BIG HEART FOR OUR KIDS AND FAMILIES!
200+ ATPF EVENTS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Intern & Young Volunteer Video
ATPF Intern & Young Volunteer Program Video
With over 200 calendared events annually, ATPF is always looking for quality volunteers with a heart and passion to serve our kids and families! To learn more information, visit our  ATPF Intern & Young Volunteer Program page on our website. To get involved as a volunteer or intern today, call the office at 619-222-4465 or email RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org!

ATPF UPCOMING PROGRAMS, SERVICES & EVENTS


ATPF Online: Adaptive Dance Classes
Thursday, April 2, 2020
2 PM - 2:45 PM
More dates TBD!
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

RSVP for April 2nd here: https://forms.gle/39LGTxTNiByztAJv5

In partnership with Tap Fever Studios, we are excited to offer Adaptive Dance Classes every Thursday in April online via Zoom! All participants who RSVP will receive a reminder email/text with all details on how to join the Zoom meeting.

Our ATPF Adaptive Dance Class dances are also now accessible online! Families can access it via a Google Classroom:

1) Go to https://classroom.google.com/
2) Click on + symbol to "join class", which is in the upper right corner
3) Enter the class code: v3wwukm

Questions? Contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call/text 909-815-8520.


 


ATPF Online: Girls in STEM Workshop
Saturday, April 4, 2020
2:30-3:30 PM
Accessible  to you at home via Zoom

RSVP for April 4th here: https://forms.gle/RCeriHe34SqzWwG37

We are excited to offer our ATPF Girls in STEM Workshop, hosted by Program Director Emily Zhong - this time hosted completely online using Zoom!! A URL link, meeting ID, and password will be shared with all participants who RSVP. All you have to do is click the link and sign in with the information provided in reminder emails. It's free and you can participate from computer, ipad or phone (you would need to download the app to use a phone).
Questions? Contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call/text 909-815-8520.

 


ATPF Online: Teen Time Virtual Reality Workshop
Sunday, April 5, 2020
11 AM - 1 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom
We are excited to offer our Virtual Reality Teen Time event, hosted by Interactive Media Institute - this time hosted completely online using Zoom!! A URL link, meeting ID, and password will be shared with all participants who RSVP. All you have to do is click the link and sign in with the information provided in reminder emails. It's free and you can participate from computer, ipad or phone (you would need to download the app to use a phone).
This event is FREE for our teens, but you must RSVP! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/eyj9vLosyRGLSwD4A
Questions? Contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call/text 909-815-8520.




 


ATPF Online: InHarmony Workshop
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
1 PM - 2:30 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom
RSVP for April 8th here:  https://forms.gle/W8pBX5nJoccMuE7E6

Calling all Parents & Teachers! Join us for our next virtual InHarmony Workshop that teaches you music therapy techniques to use with kids at school and home. All participants who RSVP will receive the Zoom link and Meeting ID to join. Led by the Music Therapy Center of California.

Questions? Contact  RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org  or call/text 909-815-8520.




 


ATPF Virtual Musical Playgroup
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

T his event is free, but you must RSVP! 

Sign up here for April 11th: https://forms.gle/j6wnt9kUAowBFGtZ8
Sign up here for April 25th:  https://forms.gle/WvkX9KJ5dmvWyjtW8
 
You and your family are invited to join us for a "virtual" musical playgroup using Zoom! A URL link, meeting ID, and password will be shared with all parents who RSVP. All you have to do is click the link and sign in with the information provided. It's free and you can participate from computer, ipad or phone (you would need to download the app to use a phone).

We will learn valuable interaction, communication, and social skills through group music-making in a fun and friendly environment. The ATPF playgroups are facilitated by board-certified music therapists from the Music Therapy Center of California.
Questions? Call 619-222-4465 or Email  rebeccab@autismtreeproject.org

 


LIVE Yoga with Anastasia for ATPF Families
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Accessible  to you at home via ATPF's Instagram

Join us LIVE via the @AutismTree Instagram on Sunday, April 12th at 10 AM for a yoga class instructed by ATPF Volunteer & Yoga Teacher Anastasia! For all levels & abilities, including kids.

It's free to join - have fun with the whole family! https://www.instagram.com/autismtree/

If you would like to support our core mission of C.A.R.E.S: Community Awareness, Advocacy, Research and Early Intervention Screenings, donate online at www.autismtreeproject.org/donate or text "ATPF" to 24365


 


ATPF Typers Zoom Meet-Ups
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

Meet on Zoom with different AAC Typer friends across the country, share your favorite books, funny quotes or memes, and enjoy the feeling of community through alternative communication!  Led by ATPF Mom Shelly Lana and her son Otto.  All kids/teens who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices are welcome! 

All participants who RSVP will receive a reminder email/text with all details on how to join the Zoom meeting.

RSVP for April 15th here: https://forms.gle/CwmPfFYH2JXWYNz39

Questions? Contact Shelly Lana at 858-361-0098

 


ATPF Online: LEGO Therapy Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - TENTATIVE
10 AM- 12 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

We are excited to be offering our ATPF LEGO Workshops ONLINE via Zoom! Each family will have the opportunity for a one-on-one 15 minute session with ATPF LEGO Therapy Program Director Santana Getz! You will build LEGO's and practice social communication skills with guidance: Santana will answer any or all of your questions, give advice, or observe how your family is interacting and give feedback.

Limit of 8 families MAX per workshop, first come, first served!

This workshop is free, but you must RSVP. Email RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call/text 909-815-8520 with ALL of the following info listed here in our event page .





 


ATPF Food, Farming,& Nutrition Workshops
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - CANCELLED
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - TENTATIVE
10 AM - 1 PM
Wild Willow Farm 
2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, California 92154

We are so thrilled to launch our 4th Annual ATPF Food, Farming & Nutrition Program 6 week workshops, partnering with Wild Willow Farm in South Bay! Every workshop is different and provides an opportunity for our children and families to help out on the farm, play in the children's garden, pet therapy goats and chickens, and create a healthy lunch with produce they pick fresh from on the farm. Kids ages 6+ are welcome to attend!

This event is free, but you must RSVP:

RSVP for April 25th here: https://forms.gle/KR9PbBuNsrVQZt7P9

Questions? Contact Rebeccab@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465





 


ATPF-NCL Annual Mother Daughter Tea
Saturday, May 17, 2020 - TENTATIVE
12 PM - 2 PM
Encinitas Boys & Girls Club 
& Center for a Healthy Lifestyle
1221 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024

This event is free, but you must RSVP! Sign up here for May 17: https://forms.gle/axPfhSX4aXyNECdv9
 
ATPF-NCL Girls Mentor Program's Mother & Daughter Tea is coming up fast and it's sure to be a blast! For girls ages 9+. It will be held at the Center for A Healthy Lifestyle in Encinitas.

Questions? Call 619-222-4465 or Email rebeccab@autismtreeproject.org


 


ATPF Hearts & Hooves Therapy Workshop For Kids
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - TENTATIVE
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Heart & Hooves Therapy 
Ashley Rd, Ramona, California 92065

We are officially at MAXIMUM CAPACITY for May 30th!
To be placed on our waitlist, contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465.

Calling all ATPF Parents of kids 13 & under! We are so excited to partner with Heart and Hooves Therapy for a fun outdoors workshop! Come on out to the ranch and enjoy 2 hours of learning outdoors about mini horse safety, knowledge and interacting with them. Each kid will be paired up with a mini horse and handler for the duration of the session. Together they will learn to correctly approach, handle and groom their mini horse, as well as lead them through the obstacle course while playing educational games. We will have a group game working on patience, listening, focus, taking turns and respect. Then we will have horseshoes game, roping cow head to learn on and a snack!

Questions? Contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465!


 

ATPF PHOTO ALBUMS 2019


ATPF Typers Zoom Meet-Up
April 1, 2020

Our ATPF teens had an amazing time connecting with each other this morning at our first Typers Zoom Meet-up! We love connecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Thank you to ATPF Mom Shelly Lana and her son Otto Lana for offering and leading these meet-ups. See everyone again on April 15th!


 

ATPF Virtual Musical Playgroup
March 28, 2020

We are so thankful to have The Music Therapy Center of California as one of our ATPF community partners! Our kids and families had so much fun participating in our Virtual ATPF Musical Playgroup!


 

LIVE Yoga with Anastasia for ATPF
March 29, 2020

We loved watching Yoga with Anastasia this morning!! �� It will be up for 24 hours in our @Autismtree Instagram stories if you missed it. Huge thanks to Anastasia for having a big heart for our families! #stayhome #yogaathome


 

ATPF Team Meeting for At-Home Tips for Families
March 17, 2020

Our core team had a great meeting today working on a lot of content to share with YOU about how to keep your kids engaged and stimulated during these extended times at home. Huge thanks to our Volunteer Executive Director Dayna Hoff and her son Garret Hoff for sharing all their wisdom! More tip videos coming soon ...


 
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ATPF Team Meeting
March 11, 2020

Our ATPF Team had a great meeting at the office today! We also had a very happy surprise seeing and catching up with ATPF Mom & Supporter Helen Ghio and her son, ATPF Teen Vincent, who both stopped by to drop off a Table Ambassador check for our ATPF Sweet 16 Gala! Thank you to the Ghio Family for their big hearts to create brighter futures for our kids and families! 


 
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SD Jr. Theatre Sensory Friendly Performance 
for ATPF Families
March 7, 2020

Our families had a great time watching the sensory friendly performance of the Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience in Balboa Park this weekend!Big thank you to the San Diego Junior Theatre for donating these tickets for our kids and families!!


 
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ATPF LEGO Therapy Workshop
March 7, 2020

Thank you to all of the ATPF families who came to our LEGO Therapy Playgroup this morning! We had so much fun playing with LEGOs, learning therapeutic techniques, and building social interactions between ATPF parents and children! Special thank you to SDSU interns Dayan and Alondra, ATPF volunteers the Ensey family and Santana for leading our LEGO group today!

 
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ATPF Adaptive Dance Class
March 7, 2020

Our kids had lots of fun dancing with their families and our volunteers this weekend! Thank you to Tap Fever Studios for another great dance class :)

 
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ATPF Food, Farm, & Nutrition Planning Meeting 
March 3, 2020

Our ATPF Team had a great planning meeting with Greg and Sierra of Wild Willow Farm this morning for the ATPF Food Farming & Nutrition Program! Special thanks to them both for their big heart to serve our children and families! We can't wait for our first workshop April 4th.. Stay tuned for all six workshop dates later today!

 
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ATPF-USD Baseball Home Game
March 1, 2020

Our kids had a great time watching the USD Baseball game and spending time with their player mentors! Thank you so much to ATPF Volunteer Michaela Martinez and Program Director Jon Hickey for running this event!

 
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12th Annual ATPF VIP Thank You Reception
February 27, 2020

Our 12th Annual Program Managers Meeting VIP Thank You Reception was a HUGE success thanks to YOU! Last night we were able to thank all of our Board Members, Supporters, Community Partners & Volunteers who helped make 2019 great for ATPF.

 
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12th Annual ATPF Program Managers Meeting
February 27, 2020

WOW! We are so impressed and thankful for our ATPF Volunteer Program Managers! Our ATPF 12th Annual Program Managers Meeting was for sure one of our best yet. It's incredible to hear about all the work our team accomplished in 2019 and our huge vision goals for 2020!

 
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ATPF-USD Baseball Home Game
February 23, 2020

Thank you to all our families who came out to cheer on and support USD Baseball at this afternoon's home game! Special thank you to ATPF Program Assistant Alexa Zaino, USD Intern Hannah Sepich, and ATPF-USD Baseball Program Director Jon Hickey for running this game! Our ATPF families LOVE their USD Baseball Player Mentors! Go Toreros!

 
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ATPF Teen Time: Virtual Reality 
& STEM Pathway Workshop
February 23, 2020

Huge thanks to community partner Interactive Media Institute, for hosting another awesome ATPF Teen Time: Virtual Reality Workshop yesterday afternoon. Our teens and young adults really enjoyed exploring the world of virtual reality and STEM while dissecting some cow eyes!

 
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Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
Community Service Day
February 23, 2020

We are so grateful to our community partners, especially Solana Beach Presbyterian Church who hosted an annual day of service for ATPF! Their awesome group helped us make posters today for our ATPF-USD Baseball Player Mentor Program. Special thank you to Glenn Lasker and our new SDSU intern Michaela Martinez for helping facilitate this event!

 
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ATPF Girls in STEM Workshop
February 22, 2020

Special thanks to Emily Zhong and our new intern Katherine Rejer for running an amazing Girls in STEM Workshop this weekend!

 
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ATPF Adaptive Dance Class
February 22, 2020

Our kids had lots of fun dancing with their families and our volunteers this weekend! Thank you to Tap Fever Studios for another great dance class :)

 
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ATPF Musical Playgroup
February 22, 2020

ATPF hosted another free Musical Playgroup this weekend at our ATPF office. Thank you to Music Therapist Mandi of The Music Therapy Center of California, for running another great group for our families!

 
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Parent Mentor Night
February 20, 2020

Huge thanks to all of our parent mentors & parents who came out tonight to our ATPF Parent Mentor Night! Special thank you to ATPF parent Joy Wahlmann for leading our inspiration!

 
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