The team here at Mikelson Yachts is dedicated to making an impact in the communities that surround us. Autism is a disorder that is newly diagnosed in 1 in 68 children every single day, and is a prevalent issue in San Diego County given the high population here. With San Diego as our home, we wanted to make a difference. On October 4th, we were lucky enough to be a table sponsor at the Autism Tree Project Foundation luncheon. The Autism Tree Project Foundation is a far-reaching organization in San Diego County that helps provide resources to families in San Diego raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Their impact is huge, and we were lucky to be a part of the day!
About the Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Autism Tree Project Foundation was founded in 2003 when the founders, Dayna and Todd Hoff, found out their son Garret was diagnosed with Autism. Since then, it has grown into a huge organization, offering over 20 different programs. They range from parent groups, young adult groups, mentorship programs, and early intervention programs. From funds raised in 2016, they have raised a staggering $319,377, which is 75% of the ATPF operating budget. With only one full-time staff member and the rest volunteers, they are able use the money they have raised specifically for the children affected. So far, they’ve already screened 11,619 children. Early screening and intervention is critical when it comes to an autism diagnosis, so this impact is vast and wide across the San Diego County.
About Mikelson Yachts
Mikelson Yachts is a premier semi-custom yacht builder headquartered in San Diego, California. We primarily serve Southern California, as well as Arizona, Nevada, and Florida. We offer 33 years of experience and a plethora of happy customers aboard their 43’ to 75’ sportfishers. With high-end materials and innovative design, we carefully craft our vessels to be both impressive to look at and efficient to run. Contact us today to learn more about our process and how you can start your yacht-building journey, today.