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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...

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...

A Step up for Suzanne

If the truth be known Allen, TAD Volunteer for seven years, nearly missed witnessing the first time his simple and clever creation was in action. “I was getting the camera ready to capture the big moment and before I could get it focussed Suzanne was already sitting in the passenger seat,” he says. 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...

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.