Luke Priddis

Luke Priddis


For the thousands of children in Australia with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 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. The foundation aims to improve the lives of children with ASD. They provide educational services for parents and children, funding for research, special education groups, fitness groups and play groups for kids with ASD.

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Penrith RSL Club and the Heart of our City

My solid aim moving forward with the foundation is that families in western Sydney have the support and services they need.” Tamara VanAntwerpen, General Manager of the Luke Priddis Foundation.

Penrith RSL Club has donated $2,000 to the Luke Priddis Foundation as a part of the Club’s Staff Giveback Program.

Tamara VanAntwerpen, General Manager of the Luke Priddis Foundation, addressed the Board and Management of the Club when she accepted the donation, “We aren’t government funded, and dollars like this go a very long way to tangible support to these families in our area. I can’t thank the Staff, the Board and the Management enough.”

The Luke Priddis Foundation was started by Luke and Holly Priddis, whose son Cooper has Autism. The foundation provides support and services for families in Western Sydney who have with children on the autism spectrum. Ms VanAntwerpen stated “We have grown over 300% in the last 18 months, we now service over 800 families in Western Sydney. In around about 8 weeks we will open the first centre for Autism in Penrith. It was over a half a million dollar project and we have raised every cent.”

For further information about the Luke Priddis Foundation, please visit

                                      img_2578Pictured: Penrith RSL Club Chairman, Mr Frank Portelli, Luke Priddis Foundation General Manager Tamara VanAntwerpen and Penrith RSL Club CEO, Mr Neel Chand