Fri 7 Apr 2017
Ten-year-old Harry received his first Freedom Wheels bike last year and he absolutely loves it.
Fri 3 Mar 2017
Rianna is a social 8-year-old who loves being out and about. She is living with Cerebral Palsy and she uses a walker day-to-day, but needs some help to do some activities.
Mon 6 Feb 2017
Are you embarking on a New Year’s challenge? Maybe there’s a cycle, running or fitness event you want to conquer? You can use that opportunity to change the lives of people living with a disability by fundraising through your challenge.
Wed 1 Feb 2017
Max is a loving 5-year-old who likes water, lights, bright colours and music. He was born with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome. Unable to use the slides in the park, TAD volunteer Jim, constructed a play set which met all of Max's needs.
Fri 2 Dec 2016
From design concepts and solutions to photography tips, it was great to see so many of our amazing volunteers enjoying the state conference.
Fri 2 Dec 2016
At the conference we wanted to celebrate some of the amazing projects that our volunteers have completed this year. Each TAD Group was asked to submit a nomination for the 2016 Project of the Year Award.
Wed 26 Oct 2016
Matty Daly didn’t let Spina Bifida stop him from achieving his dream and riding over the Harbour Bridge for other kids with disabilities at the 2016 Spring Cycle.
Fri 7 Oct 2016
Matty will be riding 12km for kids with disabilities at this year’s Spring Cycle. Hoping to raise $10,000 so ten kids just like him get the chance to ride a bike for the first time in their lives.
Wed 14 Sep 2016
Congratulations to TAD Volunteers Geoff Milton and John Brumby.
Thu 1 Sep 2016
Sunday 16th October
Give a child with disabilities the chance to ride a bike for the first time in their lives.
Wed 29 Jun 2016
On Thursday the 7th and Thursday the 14th of July we will be holding Open Days at TAD's office and workshop full of fun activities for the whole family.
Thu 12 May 2016
With the Chain Reaction challenge right around the corner we had the privilege of receiving a visit from two riders who will be taking on the challenge next week.
Fri 15 Apr 2016
Minister John Ajaka visited TAD to launch the Premier's Volunteer Recognition Program presenting awards to some of our wonderful volunteers.
Mon 8 Feb 2016
Are you ready for the challenge? TAD is proud to be involved with Chain Reaction in 2016. We are looking for cyclists who can take on the ultimate corporate bike challenge and support kids with disabilities to ride a bike for the first time in their lives.
Thu 10 Dec 2015
TAD volunteers shared information and ideas with thanks to Parramatta City Council at the 2015 Volunteer Conference.
Tue 1 Dec 2015
Hosted by Their Excellencies General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House, TAD celebrated 40 years of innovation and changing the lives of people living with disabilities.
Sun 18 Oct 2015
Riley finished his 12km Spring Cycle challenge to help other kids with disabilities! He was joined by NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton and 60 Team TAD members.
Sat 17 Oct 2015
Riley will be riding in the Spring Cycle to raise enough funds to provide ten Freedom Wheels bikes for other kids with disabilities.
Wed 9 Sep 2015
A smiling four year old Daniel O’Connor was the lucky recipient of a black and blue Freedom Wheels bike thanks to the students of Ashcroft High School.
Fri 15 May 2015
TAD Patrons, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley, hosted a reception at Government House to mark TAD's 40th year.
Fri 13 Mar 2015
The Hon. John Ajaka, the Minister for Disability Services and Ageing and Mark Taylor, Liberal candidate for the new Seven Hills seat, toured TAD to learn about how our skilled volunteers change the lives of people with a disability.
Fri 30 Jan 2015
We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Westfield Parramatta this February! Head to Grill’d Westfield Parramatta during February for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar to help us win $300.
Thu 15 Jan 2015
To celebrate their 11th birthday, teleconferencing service Chorus Call Australia gave the opportunity to non-profits to win a prize pool of $11,000 by voting throughout December - and thanks to our supporters TAD won!
Fri 19 Dec 2014
From the 5th January, TAD Disability Services will transition the Computer Support Service to WorkVentures, the largest non-profit computer refurbisher in Australia.
Mon 1 Dec 2014
Recent multiple NSW Institute of Sports Award winner Ryley Batt has donated a wheelchair and hand-cycle to the local TAD Disability Services (TAD) Group to support people in the Port Macquarie area with disabilities.
Sun 19 Oct 2014
Nathan put in a huge effort and finished the 15km City Ride in the Real Insurance Spring Cycle to help other kids with disabilities to ride a bike for the first time in their lives.
Mon 13 Oct 2014
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove visited TAD Disability Services and other organisations helping to reduce poverty and hardship, and their clients during Anti-Poverty Week.
Mon 29 Sep 2014
12 year old Nathan is riding in the Real Insurance SPRING CYCLE to help ten other kids with disabilities to ride a bike for the first time in their lives.
Fri 19 Sep 2014
This week TAD Disability Services welcomed Danny Kapustin as the new Chief Executive Officer.
Tue 12 Aug 2014
Reema has won a $50 Woolworths voucher for returning her Client Feedback Survey.
Mon 11 Aug 2014
On a chilly Sunday morning a group of dedicated TAD supporters left their warm beds to take on the iconic City2Surf - 14kms including Heartbreak Hill. They came, they walked/ran and conquered and raised over $5,900.
Thu 31 Jul 2014
TAD Disability Services (TAD) is the only charity in NSW which designs and builds custom equipment for people with disabilities. TAD will now be utilising 3D printing technology to produce highly personalised, complex custom equipment to enable people with disabilities to lead more independent lives.
Mon 28 Jul 2014
The first Australian Enabled By Design-athon event was held over the weekend with TAD’s Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Engineer and one of our TAD Volunteers joining the two day ‘ideas and prototyping-fest’ to transform the lives of people with a disability.
Wed 28 May 2014
The Ashcroft High School Student Leadership Committee gathered together to surprise a young local boy with his very own Freedom Wheels bike - supported by the wonderful efforts of the students.
Mon 26 May 2014
Richard Glover interviews TAD Volunteer Jim Barrett and musician Jim Conway about the custom harmonica stand which helped Jim Conway continue to play live gigs for another year.
Thu 10 Apr 2014
The combined efforts of three volunteer organisations saw a local child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy receive a much welcomed piece of equipment. Finn, a student at St Columba School in Port Macquarie, was provided with an Access Platform and Rail.
Mon 17 Mar 2014
Come and visit the TAD stand at the SCIA 2014 Independence Expo! The Expo will showcase the latest technologies, personal care, specialised equipment and services, travel advice and recreation activities.
Sun 9 Mar 2014
With a gorgeous day and beautiful beach backdrop, women of all ages and cycling skill came together to celebrate International Women's Day on their bikes with a brilliant turn out for Gear up Girl 2014.
Thu 27 Feb 2014
Be the first person to post on the Gear Up Girl Facebook page to win fantastic prizes!
Tue 25 Feb 2014
On Sunday, 9 March 2014, Sally Wallace from Canowindra will join 1,000 women of all ages and abilities to ride their bicycles from Sydney Olympic Park to Cronulla Beach in the Gear Up Girl Ride, Bicycle NSW’s celebration of women and bike riding.
Mon 17 Feb 2014
Deb is our latest Client Survey Winner. We draw a winner from those clients who give us their valuable feedback to win a Woolworths voucher. Thank you to all those who completed a survey!
Thu 13 Feb 2014
Jaxon gets his third Freedom Wheels bike thanks to Castle Hill RSL!
Wed 29 Jan 2014
Congratulations to Ryley Batt OAM for his Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport as a gold medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Fri 15 Nov 2013
The NRMA Helping People Awards recognise the selfless contribution of local volunteers who are motivated by a simple desire to give back to their community. Nearly 600 volunteers were nominated by their peers and TAD Disability Services volunteer Bill Jenkins was awarded the Senior Volunteer Award.
Sun 20 Oct 2013
Early Sunday morning Mitchel Olsen took on the 15km Spring Cycle ride and not only did he hit nearly 40 kms per hour, but he also became the top fundraiser for the event; raising enough money to provide ten specially modified bikes for children with disabilities.
Sun 11 Aug 2013
Paralympic Rugby Wheelchair star Ryley Batt can add ‘conquering Heartbreak Hill’ to his long list of achievements after he took on the 2013 Sun Herald City2Surf to support the work of TAD Disability Services (TAD).
Sun 11 Aug 2013
The Sharks made a very special presentation to fanatical fan Jack Bryant on his eighth birthday when his favourite player, Paul Gallen wheeled out his new Freedom Wheels bike – made especially for him by the volunteers at TAD Disability Services (TAD).
TAD Disability Services President named on the top 100 list of Australia’s most influential engineers in 2013
Fri 21 Jun 2013
Engineers Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Engineers Australia, has released its Top 100 list of Australia’s most influential engineers in 2013. This year marks 10 years of publishing the Top 100 list, which includes profiles of each individual and their thoughts on leadership.
Fri 25 Jan 2013
Mr Bill Phippen, TAD President of 15 years, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2013 Australia Day Honours.