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Four-year-old Hudson is an adventurous boy who is his happiest when he’s out and about. At Hudson’s 12-week scan, Ashlea had learnt that Hudson would be born with a congenital malformation of his upper left limb.

Hazel’s Transition

Hazel is a happy and loving two-year-old who likes learning to play with her baby sister, Winter. Living with Global Developmental Delay, Hazel has little self-awareness which has impacted her ability to walk and climb. Read more...

Visual Spatial Neglect Apparatus for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

TAD received a project application from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to replicate a therapeutic tool used for vision assessment. The project was known fondly as the ‘baking tray' and was a large flat board on which the patients were asked to arrange 16 blocks evenly. Read more...

Custom Mounts for Mark

This is what happened to Mark Tonga seven years ago. In an instant, Mark’s life was changed forever.  He was paralysed from the neck down.   Read more...

More Playtime for Joshua

Their little boy, Joshua, turned one in January. Around this time Belinda and Jason took Joshua to a neurologist as he had not reached his gross motor milestones. After a series of tests Joshua was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. Read more...

Multi Accessible Boccia Ramp

TAD’s Hunter Volunteer Group has designed a custom project which allows Dorise a young lady with Cerebral Palsy, to play the game she loves, Boccia. Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to bowls, it’s designed to be played by athletes with a physical disability. Read more...

Accessible Dog Treat Dispenser

TAD volunteer John Clayton has come up with a clever solution to help people with limited body movement give food rewards to their assistance dogs. The treat dispenser was voted the Project of the Year by volunteers at the annual TAD conference. Read more...

Custom Handle Gets Andrew on the Road

While visiting a UK chat room to learn more about MS, he met Michelle, an Australian who had also been diagnosed. They struck up a friendship and in 2000 Andrew moved to Sydney where he and Michelle married. Read more...

Bath Time for Madeline

Her mother, Amanda, was always concerned about lifting Madeline in various situations. Amanda has a chromosomal disorder which has resulted in reduced height, osteoporosis and arthritis in her wrists and hands. She was concerned about lifting Madeline safely when she grew. Read more...

Caitlin’s Transfer Steps

Caitlin’s mother, Karen, knew something was not quite right when her daughter kept getting one infection after another as a baby. Read more...

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