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TAD received a project application from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to replicate a therapeutic tool used for vision assessment.

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...

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...

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...

Communication Within Reach

For Carline who has motor neurone disease and is unable to speak, trusting Colin to take away her only form of communication, her iPad, was no small matter. It was the only way he could construct a secure mount to attach the iPad and its special protective case to her powered wheelchair. Read more...

Sitting Easy

“Davy was so easy to get along with. There was no fuss, he listened patiently and he knew what he was doing. I can’t thank him enough,” says Janice. 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...

Sue’s Modified Trolley

TAD volunteer Geoff Permezel modified a walking aid to allow her left leg to swing freely as well as adding a cradle for Sue’s left arm. Her stronger right hand steers and controls the brakes through a single lever. 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.