Luke Priddis Foundation

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The Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF), established in 2006 by rugby league player Luke Priddis, is a charitable organization with the aim to “maximize the services and opportunities available to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in the greater Sydney region.” [1]

History[edit]

The LPF was founded in 2006 after Luke’s son, Cooper, was diagnosed with ASD.[2] When Luke and his wife, Holly, noticed the lack of services in the western Sydney region,[3] they started the LPF to support the current services and to begin their own. To finance these actions, the LPF hosts various community functions, receives sponsorship, and accepts donations.

Activities[edit]

The LPF is currently involved in:[4]

  • ASD related workshops.
  • Forums and seminars, for parents and carers of children with ASD, and professionals, such as teachers and doctors, who work with children with ASD on a regular basis.
  • PlayConnect and Mytime Playgroups for children with ASD and ASD like symptoms.
  • ASD awareness events, including the annual ‘Walk for Autism’.
  • Lobbying the Australian Government for increased support for families with children with ASD.
  • Supporting ASD early intervention suppliers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] “maximize the services and opportunities available to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in the greater Sydney region.”
  2. ^ [2] "The Luke Priddis Foundation... established in 2006 after his son Cooper was diagnosed with severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)."
  3. ^ [3]"Through searching for approriate intervention programs, it was found that there was a lack of services in the Western Sydney area."
  4. ^ [4]"The Luke Priddis Foundation is also at an exciting stage. As well as the educational seminars that we are already providing, we are also in the process of rolling out a network of ASD specific Play Groups and planned support groups,” Priddis added. “We are also looking to implement other programs and services we have in the pipeline when funding becomes available."

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