For the thousands of children in Australia with ASD, early intervention services are vital.
These services help our kids learn vital skills like how to talk, read, write, draw, and even how to play with other children. These skills give them a better chance at independence as they grow up.
Simply, the Foundation aims to improve the lives of children with ASD.
In 2017, we opened the LPF Centre for Autism, which offers a multidisciplinary approach to intervention. Click the ‘Centre for Autism’ tab to find out more. The Foundation, and the Centre are located at:
Level 1, 496 High St Penrith
Although our doors may be closed at this time, our lines of communication are always open. We are pleased to still be able to offer services through new means of Telehealth and individually designed home programs.
Social distancing measures and increased cleaning routines have been put in place throughout the centre.
If you or a loved one are needing any support at this time, please reach out to us on 02 4736 2202. We are here to help.
http://www.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14
http://www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 22 4636
http://kidshelpline.com.au or 1800 55 1800
Further information and up to date health advise can be found at:
Welcome to May
Recently there have been a few changes at LPF we have some new faces to introduce to you.
Welcome Karen van Woudenberg our new CEO!
Hi to all the LPF family and friends! I am very excited to be here in Penrith working for such a great organisation in my local community. I have lived and worked in Western Sydney for most of my life and have worked with organisations that support children and families for many years. I am passionate about improving outcomes for children and supporting them to live the best life they can. I strongly believe that LPF is a great place for families to find all the support they need for their child living on the Autism spectrum and I will work hard to keep that vision going.
I hope to meet many of the LPF supporters over the next year as we transition into allowing services to open for face to face activities. At present we have not been able to allow families back into the centre, but we are planning for that time, so we are ready as soon as the government gives the greenlight for services to open our doors. These services will look very different for a while as we allocate one dedicated room for therapy that allows appropriate distancing and infection control.
Chloe Southern joins us this month from the UK. Chloe joins our team as the new Behavioural Therapist. Chloe comes to us with experience in the UK and Melbourne with disability services and is a welcome addition to our clinical team.
We would also like to belatedly introduce Mel McGugan our Office Manager. Mel has been with us just over two months and proved herself essential to our service. Mel will be the face you see at the counter and will manage all your billing and booking enquiries. Check out our Staff page for more information about who works at LPF. https://www.lukepriddisfoundation.com/centre-for-autism/our-centre-team/
Karen van Woudenberg
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