Creating brighter futures for children with autism...
The Autism Tree Project Foundation was created in April of 2003, by Dayna and Todd Hoff, as a way to help build community awareness for autism. Their goal is to give children on the autism spectrum a voice. Additionally, they hope to build community compassion towards the parents and families of these special children. They also want to fight for a cure for autism.
Ultimately, Todd and Dayna want to help build the CAN DO (Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders) at UCSD. This center would provide a road map for families trying to cope with a new diagnosis of a neurological disorder. The road map would give them an appropriate plan for treatment and therapy. "This kind of resource would have been invaluable to our family when we received our diagnosis, and we hope it will soon be available to other families coping with similar news" said Todd and Dayna.
ATPF's current focus is the National Poster Campaign and the Preschool Screening Program. They are committed to finding a cure for autism through community awareness, research and education. "We hope that by touching one family at a time, we can build a united front for the faces of autism in San Diego."