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You’re young, fit and in the prime of life. Until one day at football practice, you’re doing a drill you’ve done a thousand times before. This time though, you slip and fall. 

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...

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...

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...

Standing Tall

One of these clients is Freyja. Freyja is almost four years old and has Migrating Partial Epilepsy in Infancy (MPEI). The TAD Port Macquarie Group have completed many projects for Freyja over the years from bilateral wraparounds to support her knees, to a standing frame to enable her to stand straight. She is also getting a Tilt-In-Space chair; a seat and tray combination allowing her to sit comfortably. Read more...

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...

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...

Posh chair liner

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

Enlarged Scrabble Board

Staff at the Hunters Hill Respite Care Centre thought that some of their elderly clients would enjoy a game of Scrabble during their visits to the centre, but an ordinary set was too small for them to see and play with. Over the years TAD volunteers had produced enlarged versions of other board games so they took on the job. 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.