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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...

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...

Loghan is Rocking and Baking

Enjoying time in the kitchen was not always thought of as possible. When Loghan was eight months old, the doctors said she would never sit up unassisted, never crawl and never walk. Read more...

John Hunter Children’s Hospital

The Senior Occupational Therapist, Michelle Jackman, says, ‘We are extremely lucky in the Hunter to have such creative and skilled volunteers working for our local TAD group.’ Read more...

The Little Mermaid

She has an acquired brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy. This means she has delayed speech, poor balance and is unable to walk. Read more...

Fraser’s Steps

He is very outgoing and observant and likes to carefully try new things. Fraser is very close to his older brother and they spend their time playing with action figures, doing puzzles and spending as much time outdoors as they can - even if it’s raining. Read more...

A Bridge for Alakai

He has a large plastic fort with steps and a slide for him to play on to develop his balance and gross motor skills. Read more...

Archer’s standing frame

This means he spends a lot of time sitting or lying down and the muscles in his legs don’t get the exercise they need. Archer’s Physiotherapist decided it was time to try a standing frame. Read more...

Safe bed

Col McIntyre, one of our volunteers has been a member of the Men’s Shed for a while, helping to maintain their machinery. We began to discuss the potential of making a connection between the two groups,” explains TAD Illawarra coordinator Ken Kirwood. Read more...

TAD acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to elders past, present and emerging.