NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS - May 8, 2020
 
PROGRESS TO DATE
MONEY RAISED IN 2020
$74,564
13% OF OPERATING BUDGET
CHILDREN SCREENED
20,602
ATPF RAISES $14,525 ON #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE!!!

Together we are stronger.
 Together we are resilient. 
Together we are connected. 
Together we are LOVED.

Now more than ever, these words ring true in our local communities and around the world.  As your donations came in during Giving Tuesday Now on May 5, 2020, we were absolutely blown away by the unconditional LOVE and heart beat we felt from each of YOU for our children and families.  Because people like you believe in our core mission of C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness, Advocacy, Research, and Early Intervention Screenings), ATPF can continue making a positive impact on the autism community during this time.

Thank you  for supporting ATPF  in serving the children and families who need us most!

We are thrilled to announce that during #GivingTuesdayNow, we met ALL 6 MATCHES (a new ATPF record!) from very generous donors with the help of 

83 supporters 

and by the end of the day, raised a total of... 

$14,525! 

Huge thanks to our very generous MATCHING donors: 
The Cusick Family
The Snyder Family
The Hoff Family
The Senescall Family
John Newman
Trina & Dr. Gregory Wiener

A Special THANK YOU to all 83 of our Giving Tuesday Now Donors:

Ramona Adraktas
Maria & David Alvarez
Sandi & Jeff Anderson
Myrna Armstrong
Maryann & Robert Augustine
Andrew Bakhtiari
Vicki Barbolak
Robbie Beathard 
Lisa Bender
Stefanie Blitvich
Laura Bonafede Odom
Lou Brockman
Marilee & Howard Burgeson
Karen Cangialosi
Tanya Carroll
Cyndi Casillas
Rod Catabay
Ernie Collins
Frank Contreraz
Briana & Eric Cusick
Loan Dong
Tom Dungan
Alex Farina
Gabrielle Fiore
Albert Fulcher
Christine Gaasch
Sylvia Gallardo
Karen & Tom Gammiere
Helen & Chris Ghio
Debbie Grizzle
Lynn Guidi
Bobbi & Randy Hanna
Breena Hayman
Dayna & Todd Hoff
Rich Horner
Deborah & Dave Johnson
Stephanie Katleman
Nancy Kaufmann
Danielle & Brian Kyd
Margot Kyd
Shelly Lana
Tracy Lindstrom
Gina Long
Maria & Cary Lucian
Annette Martinez
Ina & Tom Masten
Michelle McGowan
Fiona Mgharo
Heidi Moker
Jason Moll
David Nava
Jena Neuman
John Newman
Rebecca Nidzieko
Jackie Piekarz
Debi Moore Preece
Scott Reigle
Michelle & Chris Riley
Heidi Roji
Michelle & Justin Rowley
Kirsten & Phil Senescall
Georgia Shepherd
Elizabeth & Mitch Siegler
Susan Skrokov
Gary & Kate Snyder
Jeff Snyder
Emi Soiland
Chelsea Sterling
Alexandra & Paul Taccone
Alex Tescher
Cody Tescher
Darline Toussaint
Brian Towle-Zeugschmidt
Linda Rosas Townson
Dr. Doris Trauner
Terrell & Joe Tyra
Cindy Velez
Odette Virissimo
Trina & Dr. Gregory Wiener
Linda Welby & Austin Bunn
Patty Williams 
Jean Witherspoon
Karen & Tim Wright
Cal Chang Yocum
Renee Yomtob

It's not too late - if you were not able to make a gift on Giving Tuesday Now, 
please consider making a gift today!

**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 help for your child with autism or support for your family. **
ATPF VIDEOS REACH OVER 166,000 PEOPLE: 
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL TODAY!
ATPF Volunteer Levi Hickey Reads
ATPF Volunteer Levi Hickey Reads "Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise"
ATPF Volunteer Grace Karmazin Reads
ATPF Volunteer Grace Karmazin Reads "The Lion & The Mouse" Story from Aesop's Fables
ATPF International Ambassador Joel Anderson Recites
ATPF International Ambassador Joel Anderson Recites "Louella Loudmouth" Poem from "Gerbert"
ATPF Program Assistant Alexa Zaino Reads
ATPF Program Assistant Alexa Zaino Reads "The Paper Bag Princess"
We are excited to share our amazing impact to date! ATPF has now added over 60 VIDEOS to our social media, reaching over 166,000 people since our first video on March 12, 2020! We are beyond grateful for our ATPF volunteers and community partners for continuing to step up each day to help serve our kids and families! Thank you to our community leaders who have shared a video with our community so far. 
You can s tay up-to-date with ALL our videos of resources, book readings, tips & ideas by subscribing to our YouTube Channel.

More 1 min videos updated daily - click on the banner above to view ALL videos in our YouTube playlist!
ATPF Volunteer from National Charity League Grace Shares Simple Protein Ball Recipe
ATPF Volunteer from National Charity League Grace Shares Simple Protein Ball Recipe
ATPF Volunteer & NCL Girls Mentor Lexa Neufeld Delivery Worker Craft for Kids
ATPF Volunteer & NCL Girls Mentor Lexa Neufeld Delivery Worker Craft for Kids
ATPF Volunteers & NCL Mom & Daughter Duo Kelly & McKenna Make Finger Puppets!
ATPF Volunteers & NCL Mom & Daughter Duo Kelly & McKenna Make Finger Puppets!
ATPF Volunteer & NCL Mentor Kate Stainton Makes Us Smile & Laugh
ATPF Volunteer & NCL Mentor Kate Stainton Makes Us Smile & Laugh
**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. **
COMMUNITY PARTNER MATTHEW STOREY SHARES INSIGHTS AT ATPF LUNCH & LEARN 

Click above to watch the recorded version!
Click above to watch the recorded version!

We had an amazing ATPF Lunch & Learn today with Matthew Storey, Community Partner & Partner at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey! Thank you Matthew for sharing your valuable insight and perspective on special education and distance learning during this time. 
We have now hosted four AMAZING Lunch & Learn events to date.
We are especially excited to have Matthew Storey lead our first Parent Advocacy Training Workshop, going more in depth on the intersection of COVID-19 and Special Education: what has happened, how it has changed special education, and how to work towards making it a positive experience for your child! RSVP Today by clicking on the flyer below:

If you missed any, click on any of the videos below to watch the recorded version!
ATPF's Lunch & Learn with ATPF Board Member & Father Justin Nahama
ATPF's Lunch & Learn with Bobbi Hanna, COTA/L, Occupational Therapist & ATPF Volunteer & Supporter
ATPF's Lunch & Learn with ATPF Board Member, Supporter & Mother Wendy Garafalo
NEW! ATPF LAUNCHES VIRTUAL 
FOOD, FARMING & NUTRITION PROGRAM
Welcome Tour of Wild Willow Farm: ATPF Virtual Food, Farming & Nutrition Program
Click above to view our "Welcome Tour of Wild Willow Farm" video!
We are excited to announce we have partnered with community partner Wild Willow Farm and ATPF Chefs & Mothers Sam Trink and Kristina Turner to launch a new VIRTUAL ATPF Food, Farming, & Nutrition Program! Check our today's awesome "Tour of Wild Willow Farm" video made by our friends at Wild Willow Farm, Gregg and Sierra, above.

Each week we will bring the farm to YOU by sharing videos on home-gardening tips and activities, nutritional recipes to make at home, and much more! #FoodFarmFriday #ATPFconnections
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. 
 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: 
MICHELLE NGUYEN


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 ATPF Volunteer Michelle Nguyen! Michelle is a Junior at San Diego State University and began volunteering with ATPF recently after Shelter in Place took effect. Michelle didn't let the quarantine hold her back - she continued to touch base with our team each week to find ways she can continue to help our team serve our kids and familie s to the best of our ability . Thanks to Michelle, our team had more support than ever to transition all our programs to virtual/online platforms. Michelle has volunteered for many different virtual events and has become a very valuable member of our ATPF Intern team. 

THANK YOU MICHELLE 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 Teen Time Social Hour
Today, May 8, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
3-4 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom
Calling all ATPF Teens! RSVP Online for our ATPF Social Hour!

Sign up here for May 8th: https://forms.gle/HWdtFvScUwzMCP7h6
Sign up here for May 15th: https://forms.gle/9rwRoTqpKwPpzx1dA
Sign up here for May 22nd: https://forms.gle/5irLbEpErffyekXw7
Sign up here for May 29th: https://forms.gle/Ev5NZL3vef8Rma6P8

We are excited to partner with Sensory Friendly San Diego for a Teen Time Social Hour every Friday for the month of May! Check in with your friends via Zoom, join us in playing a game and create an easy DIY project together!

 


ATPF Ready, Set, Go! Workshop
Led by Michele Jodock, Founder of Vantage Point
Saturday, May 9, 2020
12-1:30 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom
Calling all ATPF Teens/Young Adults!

Join our Ready Set Go! Workshop led by ATPF Community Partner Michele Jodock of Vantage Point Solutions, who will teach you fundamental skills to get a job and how to be a valuable employee! We will be learning how to building confidence, identify your hobbies, strengths, passions and areas for growth. By the end of this workshop, you will have a better understanding of how you can support yourself in the job market. Best for ages 18+.

RSVP today here: https://forms.gle/Fc9ZPAEEuSHKwaHT8

 


ATPF Online: Teen Time Virtual Reality Workshop
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
11-12 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom
RSVP online today: https://forms.gle/JKdo5ftsGVuPoXWZ9

Calling all ATPF Teens! We are switching it up and making some fun changes to our Teen Time Virtual Reality Workshops - in addition to different games/virtual reality activities, these virtual gatherings will now feature a new ATPF Teen guest speaker at every workshop!

Our Teen Time Virtual Reality Workshops are hosted by Ian Miller, Volunteer Director of Teen Time Program & Director of Interactive Media Institute's Autism Center of Excellence.

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

 


ATPF Virtual Adaptive Dance Class
Thursday, May 14, 2020
2-2:45 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

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.

RSVP here for May 14: https://forms.gle/sfyo36nHpUauQKAq9

Be safe and have fun dancing!

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

 


ATPF Virtual Musical Playgroup
Saturday, May 16, 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 May 16th: https://forms.gle/q1WVtyjrNkKopcbn9

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

 


ATPF NCL Virtual Girls Mentor Social Hour
Sunday, May 17, 2020
12 - 2:45 PM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

C alling all ATPF Moms & Daughters!

We are excited for our first ever ATPF-NCL Virtual Girls Mentor Social Hour! This social hour will be led by Marilee Burgeson, Speech-Language Pathologist, and will feature a welcome icebreaker game, conversation topics/questions, and then shared craft/art activity. Best for girls ages 11+!

Maximum of 8 girls - first come, first served.

Register today! Click here: https://forms.gle/yTMrzcQw7zCUkA1S6

Questions? Contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org.

 


ATPF Virtual LEGO Therapy Sessions
Saturday, May 23, 2020
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 here:

Sign up here for May 23 here:  https://forms.gle/RAHwMH4Hyh8un28K6

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





 


ATPF Parent Advocacy Training Workshop 
Led by Matthew Storey
Saturday, May 23, 2020
6-7 PM
Accessible  to you at home via Zoom

Calling all ATPF Parents!
You won't want to miss our first Parent Advocacy Training Workshop led by Matthew Storey, Partner at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey! He will be giving a presentation on the intersection of COVID-19 and Special Education: what has happened, how it has changed special education, and how to work towards making it a positive experience for your child.
Questions? Contact RebeccaB@autismtreeproject.org

 


ATPF Hearts & Hooves Therapy Workshop For Kids
Saturday, May 30, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Accessible to you at home via Zoom

Special thank you to our 1 FUR 1 Foundation for generously sponsoring this event, making it free of charge!

Calling all ATPF Parents! We are so excited to partner with Heart and Hooves Therapy for virtual workshop! Visit the ranch virtually via Zoom and enjoy 1 hour of learning outdoors about mini horse safety, knowledge and interacting with them. We will also play educational games!

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

ATPF PHOTO ALBUMS 2020


ATPF Typers Zoom Meet-Up
May 6, 2020

Big thank you to ATPF Mom Shelly Lana & ATPF Teen Otto for hosting another fun Typers Zoom Meet-Up this week! We can't wait for the next one!


 

ATPF Lunch & Learn with Matthew Storey
May 6, 2020

We had an amazing ATPF Lunch & Learn today with Community Partner & Partner at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey, Matthew Storey! Thank you Matthew for sharing your valuable insight and perspective on special education and distance learning during this time. Special shout out and thanks to ATPF Board Members Justin Nahama and Alexandra Taccone for joining us!


 

ATPF Virtual LEGO Therapy Sessions
May 2, 2020

Thank you to ATPF Volunteer Santana Getz for hosting another fun Virtual LEGO Therapy Session for our kids and families last weekend!

 

ATPF Virtual Adaptive Dance Class
April 29, 2020

Big thank you to ATPF Community Partner Tap Fever Studios for hosting a super fun Adaptive Dance Class for our kids and families yesterday! 

 

ATPF Lunch & Learn with Board Member Justin Nahama
April 29, 2020

We had an incredible ATPF Lunch & Learn today with Board Member Justin Nahama! Thank you Justin for sharing your valuable insight and perspective on our current situation, both globally and locally. Special shout out and thanks to ATPF Board Members Laura Bonafede Odom and Alexandra Taccone, and the many community partners, professionals and parents for their engaging questions and comments. We were so happy you all could join us!

 

ATPF Virtual Musical Playgroup
April 25, 2020

Big thank you to the Julie Guy, Music Therapist and Owner of the Music Therapy Center of California for leading another fun virtual playgroup for our kids and families this weekend!

 

ATPF Teen Time: Social Hour
April 24, 2020

Thank you Sensory Friendly San Diego for hosting another fun ATPF Teen Time: Social Hour for our teens and young adults today!


 

ATPF Virtual Core Team Meeting
April 23, 2020

Big thank you to everyone who joined our first ATPF Virtual Core Team Meeting today!!  We loved seeing the faces of all new and returning volunteers, supporters, and community partners on Zoom. Special thank you to Garret Hoff for leading an inspiration on persistence! A recorded version will be shared soon if you missed it - stay connected! #ATPFconnections


 

ATPF Adaptive Dance Class
April 23, 2020

Big thank you to everyone who joined us at our ATPF Adaptive Dance Class today! We had so much fun dancing with Larisa Hall, Owner of Tap Fever Studios.

 

ATPF Lunch & Learn with Bobbi Hanna, COTA/L
April 22, 2020

Our second ATPF Lunch & Learn was a big success today! Huge thank you to Bobbi Hanna, COTA/L and everyone in our community who tuned in to have an in-depth discussion, question and answer on advice and resources parents can use with their kids (and themselves) to keep moving forward every day. A recording of today's event will be shared soon...stay tuned!

 

ATPF Teen Time: Virtual Reality Workshop
April 21, 2020

Our teens had a blast at our ATPF Teen Time: Virtual Reality Workshop this week! Big thank you to Ian Miller from Interactive Media Institute for leading this workshop, and to ATPF Teen Lizzy Sweeten for being our featured guest speaker and presenting on Greek Mythology!

 

ATPF attends Stanford University Webinar
Featuring Dr. Hackie Reitman
April 20, 2020

Special thanks to Dr. Lawrence Fung and his team at the Stanford University Neurodiversity Project for hosting a Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity webinar today, featuring guest speaker Dr. Hackie Reitman, M.D. of Different Brains, Inc. We loved listening to his topic, "Fighting For Our Different Brains", which was very inspiring and informative! 

 

ATPF Virtual LEGO Therapy Sessions
April 18, 2020

Big thank you to ATPF Volunteer Program Director of our LEGO workshops Santana Getz for leading our first ever virtual LEGO sessions last Saturday! Our kids and families had so much fun building legos and practicing communication!! 

 

ATPF Teen Time: Social Hour
April 17, 2020

We are so grateful to have Sensory Friendly San Diego as an ATPF Community Partner! Big thank you to Xenia and Kelsey for leading a fun social hour for our ATPF Teens on April 17!

 

ATPF Team Meeting 
April 17, 2020

We had a fantastic team meeting last Friday getting pumped up for our next ATPF Lunch & Learn with Bobbi Hanna this Wednesday, April 22nd after an amazing launch last week, and for our ATPF Core Team Meeting this Thursday, April 23rd (with inspiration led by ATPF Intern & Volunteer Program Director Garret Hoff)! We look forward to seeing you all again this week! 

 

ATPF Typers Zoom Meet Up
April 15, 2020

We had another awesome ATPF Typers Meet Up via Zoom this afternoon! Big thank you to ATPF Mom Shelly Lana and ATPF Teen Otto Lana for hosting this meet up. We can't wait for the next one!

 

ATPF Lunch & Learn with Wendy Garafalo
April 15, 2020

We had an inspiring first ATPF Lunch & Learn today! Big thank you to Wendy Rhodes Garafalo and everyone in our community who tuned in to hear Wendy share her family's story and discuss tips, resources and advice anyone can use to help their kids thrive during this time. Happen to miss our first event? No worries - view it here on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/FBWwi0NOBIc Did you participate and want to give us your feedback? We want to hear from you! Click here to learn more: https://conta.cc/2V9zzvI

 

ATPF Virtual Musical Playgroup
April 11, 2020

Thank you to ATPF Community Partner The Music Therapy Center of California for providing this virtual ATPF Musical Playgroup!

 

ATPF Virtual Adaptive Dance Class
April 9, 2020

Big thank you to everyone who joined our ATPF Virtual Adaptive Dance Class today with Larisa, Owner of Tap Fever Studios! We had so much fun dancing at home with our loved ones!

 


ATPF Virtual InHarmony Workshop
April 8, 2020

Huge thank you to the The Music Therapy Center of California for hosting an ATPF InHarmony Workshop this afternoon! Stay tuned for the recorded version of this workshop - we will be sharing it soon 

 


Wealth Legacy Group Inc. Webinar Day 2
April 7, 2020

Our ATPF Team really enjoyed Day 2 of Wealth Legacy Group, Inc. Webinar! Today's topic was "Beyond Technology: Moving From Surviving to Thriving!" Special thank you to R.J. Kelly and his team for featuring an impressive line-up of speakers. These webinars are FREE to the public - if you would like to participate, learn more and register here: https://conta.cc/3bXbnSR

 


ATPF Participates in Wealth Legacy Group Webinar
April 6, 2020

Happy Monday Facebook Friends! Our ATPF Team really enjoyed participating in this webinar this morning led by R.J. Kelly and his team at the Wealth Legacy Group, Inc. We found a fun picture of our ATPF Team with Chris Van Gorder, EMT-B, MPA, FACHE from May 11, 2016 at the Leadership Insights Forum series. The topic of the webinar was "Will My Business Survive COVID-19?" We truly enjoyed the featured speakers. These webinars are FREE to the public - if you would like to participate, learn more and register here: https://conta.cc/3bXbnSR

 

ATPF at Disability Webinar by Magical Bridge Foundation 
April 7, 2020

We loved listening in to the Disability and Inclusive Strategies webinar this morning hosted by the Magical Bridge Foundation and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism! Their team discussed a variety of topics to address concerns/questions of parents to children with special needs - it was very informative and well done! The recorded version will be available later today - visit our Coronavirus Updates page on our website to watch it yourself soon: http://www.autismtreeproject.org/news-events/coronavirus-updates

 

ATPF Attends Stanford Neurodiversity Project Webinar
April 6, 2020

Special thanks to Dr. Lawrence Fung and his team at the Stanford University Neurodiversity Project for hosting this monthly webinar yesterday, featuring guest speaker Dr. Janie Hong, Clinical Assistant Professor Dept of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. Her topic, "Managing Stress & Anxiety During a Global Pandemic" was very helpful - with more than 145 webinar attendees!

 

ATPF Online: Virtual Reality Workshop
April 5, 2020

Our ATPF Girls has so much fun making paper planes at our Virtual Girls in STEM Workshop this past Saturday! Special thank you to Program Director Emily Zhong for her leadership, adaptability, and big heart to serve our families!

 

ATPF Virtual Girls in STEM Workshop
April 4, 2020

Our ATPF Girls has so much fun making paper planes at our Virtual Girls in STEM Workshop this past Saturday! Special thank you to Program Director Emily Zhong for her leadership, adaptability, and big heart to serve our families!

 


ATPF Presents to IAMCP San Diego Chapter Webinar
April 3, 2020

ATPF was honored to present via webinar alongside Dr. Lawrence Fung of Stanford University's Neurodiversity Project at the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) San Diego Chapter's Meeting today! Special thank you to Veronica Place, IAMCP Diversity & Inclusion Chair for inviting our team to speak to over 50 professionals in the IT industry!

 


ATPF Team Zoom Meeting 
April 2, 2020

Our ATPF Team had an awesome Zoom meeting today and are proud to be launching a new page on our website solely dedicated to all national updates, resources, and ATPF's responses to the COVID-19 outbreak to keep YOU informed and connected. Check it out here: http://www.autismtreeproject.org/news-e.../coronavirus-updates

 

ATPF Virtual Adaptive Dance Class
April 2, 2020

ATPF LOVES Tap Fever Studios! We had our first ever Virtual Adaptive Dance Class this afternoon and our families had so much fun dancing together at home. We can't wait for our next one on Thursday, April 9th!


 


Newswise COVID-19 Live Expert Panel Webinar
April 2, 2020

ATPF Volunteer Executive Director Dayna Hoff was staying informed and inspired during the Newswise COVID-19 Live Expert Panel this morning, where members of the media were invited to ask questions with health experts on the Coronavirus pandemic. We will be sharing more details and a link to watch this webinar on our website soon....stay tuned!


 

ATPF Team Meeting 
April 1, 2020

Our ATPF Team had a great Zoom meeting yesterday reflecting on this past month and getting pumped for all of our virtual programs happening in April (Autism Awareness Month!) for our kids and families!! Stay up-to-date with our weekly events on social media and our website: http://www.autismtreeproject.org


 

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!


 
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