Our program

Transforming Lives, One Service at a Time.

At the Luke Priddis Foundation, our unwavering dedication lies in providing a robust network of inclusive and comprehensive services to families caring for a child with Autism at any stage of their journey. We fully grasp the distinctive challenges each family faces, recognizing the individuality inherent in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our extensive range of services is meticulously crafted to provide tailored support that not only addresses immediate needs but also nurtures sustained growth, ultimately enhancing the overall well-being of individuals with ASD.

Why us

Three key services at LPF.

The Luke Priddis Foundation caters to clients aged 2-18 years old. We are known for being a centre for Autism, however, a diagnosis is not necessary to receive services.

Therapy

Individual therapies in Speech Therapy, Psychology and Occupational Therapy for autistic children and adolescents.

Groups

After school and school holiday special interest groups are held in the clinic. Groups are tailored to welcome a range of ages and abilities.

Awareness & Fund raising

Raises awareness and creates acceptance for people with Autism within our community through projects and raising funds for projects.

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Therapy

Your voice matters. We might be experts in our disciplines, but we recognise that you are the experts in your lived experience. Our therapy team works alongside you to deliver therapy that is person-centred and family focused. We adhere to neuroaffirming practices and a strengths based approach.

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Group

We have online and face to face groups for everyone. All groups are facilitated by experienced disability staff. They are a great opportunity to be involved in a structured social program within a safe and non-judgemental environment.

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Awareness &
Fundraising

Raises awareness and creates acceptance of autistic people within our community through projects and raising funds for projects.

Support communities to include all Australians with disability

How can NDIS help

The NDIS is Australia’s first national scheme for people with disability.  It moves away from the previous system of providing block funding to agencies and community organisations, to give funding directly to people with a disability. There are about 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the NDIS will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to
an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability supports and services they need.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, including those not eligible for funding, with information and connections to services in their communities. This includes connections to doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by
each state and territory government.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, where we aim to provide clarity and insights into various aspects of the Luke Priddis Foundation and our mission to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Here, you’ll find comprehensive answers to common queries about our services, volunteer opportunities, events, and much more. If you have a specific question not covered here, feel free to reach out to us through our contact form or by emailing reception@lukepriddisfoundation.com. We’re here to assist you on your journey of understanding and engagement with our foundation.

There are many pathways to determine whether your child does or does not have ASD.  You could start with your GP, School Teacher, the School Support Teachers or Counsellors, a Speech Therapist, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist.  There are also various national hotlines for information, one of which is Autism Connect 1300 308 699.

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Not always.  Our friendly staff aim to help as many people as we can.  It is always best to call and ask.

When you first meet your clinician, they will wish to see all reports that you have that relate to your child.  This may take the form of previous assessments, school reports, counsellor reports, or other materials.   You should bring these documents when you meet your clinician.  Our Admin staff don’t need these materials to place you on the waitlist.

Unfortunately like many providers in the industry, our services are subject to a waitlist.

Our waitlist is currently approximately 8 months long to see a clinician.  If you wish to join the waitlist, you can call our centre or go to the ‘Contact Us’ page of our website and fill in the Support Services Intake Form.  A clinician will then be in touch as soon as a spot becomes available.

Yes – however, this wait is reduced.

Our social groups run each school term, and our helpful group staff are always looking at the waitlist to add new people to the groups.  You can call our centre or email groups@lukepriddisfoundation.com.  Alternatively you can go to our ‘Contact Us’ page and complete our Support Services Intake Form.

No you do not.  The LPF is open to all kinds of funding – clinicians will discuss methods of payment in their first appointment with you.

The LPF is here to help any child that needs it.

Our clinicians are able to provide services tailored to any child.  They have a variety of experience with children of different cognitive abilities, as well as children with or without an ASD diagnosis.  Feel free to contact our Centre for clarification.