The Luke Priddis Foundation is committed to opening Western Sydney’s first “Centre for ASD”. The multi-disciplinary Centre will be renovated to provide care for individuals with Autism Spectrum disorders, community programs, a Sensory gym, Parental respite and integrated services including Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology & Counselling.
Autism does not discriminate; it touches all cultures and demographics. It is a lifelong developmental condition. As awareness and diagnostic services improve, the age of children diagnosed as on the spectrum has broadened. This means further action needs to be taken increase services and therapies available in Western Sydney. The figures are frightening – 1 in 86 children with be diagnosed with ASD this year! LPF services are all inclusive and aim to assist any community member affected reach their full potential regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or socio-demographic background.
The foundation recognises that this facility will play a vital role in providing ASD families and many others access to social, medical and welfare services. Being accepted, fitting in, self-confidence, emotional awareness, reaction regulation and general cognitive skills addressed in the foundations programs that have lifelong benefits to participants. By supporting these families, facilitating evidence-based and specialised treatment programs and encouraging awareness of the cause, we create a vibrant and all-embracing community.
Have you ever wished you could be involved in something truly big, truly worthwhile – Well here’s your chance… We have the plans – We have the building, The LPF are calling out for trades and suppliers who can assist in helping with the completion of a five room renovation. We are looking for tradies, painters, carpenters, glaziers and plumbers anyone with a trade that can help us by volunteering some of your time, or a little of the materials, we need you!