Launching atom from applescript



I’m using some accessibility software to launch atom. it calls applescript, but I have an issue in that if atom is not open the applescript works, but if atom is already open the applescript fails. if I try
id of application "Atom" in the applescript editor it gets converted to `id of application “Atom Helper” and then returns “com.github.atom.helper”" this is causing problems for the accessibility software I’m using. I can’t just launch atom helper when atom is already active to get it to come to the front. the developer of the software believes I may have an old lying around somewhere which is confusing mac os, but I can’t find anything. is there folder somewhere where a previous download might be?