The Ricky Stuart Foundation’s was created in 2011 with a clear mission to provide a voice for families and individuals with autism nationally. Ricky believes passionately in keeping families together, by ensuring that every individual with autism and their family has access to state-of-the-art respite facilities and best practice housing models.
Our vision is to provide a create and inclusive and accepting Australia, through national educational and awareness campaigns and programs in our schools, workplaces and community.
Equality, inclusion, acceptance and respect for everyone.
Legendary ex-NRL player and coach Ricky Stuart, his wife Kaylie created the Ricky Stuart Foundation in 2011. Through the experience of raising a daughter with autism, the Canberra Raiders coach and his family quickly recognised they were positioned to promote real change after witnessing a lack of autism awareness, support and respite care available to local families.
With incredible support from family and friends, as well as local and national contributions, the Ricky Stuart Foundation has delivered two state-of-the-art respite facilities in the ACT and they’re already planning their third project a home for individuals with a disability. Not to mention, assisting all those transitioning to homes for individuals with disabilities.
Chief Executive Officer
Miranda heads up our day-to-day operations as our CEO and is extremely passionate about advocating for individuals and families. She believes that every individual should have access to the right support at the right time and that raising awareness empowers our community to be more accepting. Miranda has spent the last 14 years working in the not-for-profit sector, with most of her time in the disability sector.
Miranda is passionate about equality, inclusion and family. Miranda believes anything is possible; she thinks outside box as she advocates for those in need. The foundation is set to thrive under her leadership, strategic vision and determination to do better for families.
Ricky Stuart AM
Chairperson of the Board & Founder
Ricky is a proud Canberran, family man, athlete, coach and mentor. He is the founder and Chairperson of The Ricky Stuart Foundation.
Ricky is a dedicated father of three and the loving husband of wife Kaylie. He has taken his high-profile career in the NRL and channeled his passion for his community to help families, like his, who are living with or supporting a loved one with autism.
Through his decorated career in the NRL. Ricky now leads the Canberra Raiders as Head Coach.
Board of Directors
Our board members generously donate their time and expertise and are proud volunteers and supporters of The Ricky Stuart Foundation.