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From an old fashioned townhouse in the sleepy grounds of the War Memorial Hospital Waverley comes the sound of children’s laughter.

Sensory Table

This is the home of the Matilda Rose Centre, part of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, which provides an early intervention program for children with visual and hearing impairments and other associated disabilities. Read more...

Lilycart

Lillian’s mother Natalie contacted TAD when Lillian was just 14 months old to see if they could provide an adjustable table and chair set for Lillian. After this was completed, the group were asked to make a chair on wheels for Lillian. Read more...

Custom bed rails

This was particularly significant to two families who were having sleepless nights over bedtime. Read more...

Switch adapted toys

Five year old Kayla is a happy and sociable little girl. She has Rett Syndrome, a regressive disorder, which is causing her to lose the speech she had when she was younger and a lot of the functionality of her hands. She also has apraxia and dyspraxia meaning her body doesn’t always cooperate with what her brain is telling her to do. Read more...

Modified electric trike

Daniel has ataxic Cerebral Palsy which causes him to be quite unsteady and a little shaky. He uses a Kaye Walker to get around and his condition affects a lot of aspects of his life. His mum Lucy didn’t want his condition to get in the way of his need for speed, so when she saw a little girl at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance riding a custom bike she set about trying to get something similar for Daniel. Read more...

Posh chair liner

On Jayden’s chair, there are thoracic fins and a footrest, made and added by volunteer Detlef Czerniejewski. Read more...

Standing and sitting in comfort

Freyja has poor trunk control and developmental delay, but she loves to be upright. When she was less than two years old she tried out one of TAD’s standing frames, which worked very well for her. Read more...

Bath seat cover replacement

She also uses a spa bath which she finds very relaxing. When the fabric covers of her custom-made bath chair and imported shower bed wore out, her mother asked TAD for help. Read more...

Custom step and rail

Rhiannon’s therapist therefore asked for an extra step between the floor and the platform. This needed to be retractable in order to fit into the family bathroom and enable the shower door to be opened. Also, the rails are height adjustable so they can be raised as Rhiannon grows and still provide optimum support. Read more...

Wheelchair protection

However, she happily attends school and enjoys playing with her sisters Georgia and Stephanie in their beautiful home near the water in Sydney’s south. 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.