A confident Harry

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Ten-year-old Harry received his first Freedom Wheels bike last year and he absolutely loves it.

Meet Rianna

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.

Change twice as many lives

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.

Max and his play set

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.

2016 Volunteer Conference

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.

Project of the Year 2016

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.

Matty Conquers Spring Cycle 2016

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.

Support Matty's Ride

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.

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

Wed 14 Sep 2016

Congratulations to TAD Volunteers Geoff Milton and John Brumby.

RIDE 4 KIDS at SPRING CYCLE 2016

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.

Open Day at TAD

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.

Chain Reaction riders visit TAD

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.

Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Awards launched at TAD

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.

Calling all executive cyclists!

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.

TAD Volunteer Conference 2015

Thu 10 Dec 2015

TAD volunteers shared information and ideas with thanks to Parramatta City Council at the 2015 Volunteer Conference.

TAD celebrates 40th anniversary at Admiralty House

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.

Riley rode the Spring Cycle!

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.

Support Riley's Ride!

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.

Ashcroft High donates to Freedom Wheels program

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.

Governor Marks TAD’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations

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.

Minister for Disability Services tours TAD

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.

Local Matters at Grill'd Westfield Parramatta

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.

TAD wins the Chorus Call Australia #11for11 Competition

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!

Computer Support Services transitions to WorkVentures

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.

Paralympian Ryley Batt helps TAD Port Macquarie Group

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.

Nathan finishes the Real Insurance Spring Cycle!

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.

Governor-General visits TAD Disability Services

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.

Nathan is riding the Spring Cycle to help other kids

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.

TAD Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer, Danny Kapustin

Fri 19 Sep 2014

This week TAD Disability Services welcomed Danny Kapustin as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Congratulations to Reema from Strathfield!

Tue 12 Aug 2014

Reema has won a $50 Woolworths voucher for returning her Client Feedback Survey.

GIO4TAD Team Conquers Heartbreak Hill!

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.

TAD to Transform Lives with 3D Printing

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.

TAD joins the first Australian Enabled By Design-athon!

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.

Ashcroft High School provide a ride for local boy

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.

TAD Volunteer Jim Barrett chats to Richard Glover on ABC Radio

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.

Port Macquarie Support Groups Working Together

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.

SCIA 2014 Independence Expo Saturday 5th April

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.

Gear Up Girl Success

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.

Gear Up Girl Hunt Clue!

Thu 27 Feb 2014

Be the first person to post on the Gear Up Girl Facebook page to win fantastic prizes!

Four Fit Ladies riding 60 km in Gear Up Girl for TAD

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.

Congratulations to Deb from Allambie Heights

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!

Jaxon enjoys his new bike thanks to success of TAD Disability Services program Freedom Wheels

Thu 13 Feb 2014

Jaxon gets his third Freedom Wheels bike thanks to Castle Hill RSL!

Accolades to Paralympian and GIO Staff member Ryley Batt

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.

Bill Jenkins wins NRMA Helping People Senior Award

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.

Mitchel Made It At The Spring Cycle 2013

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.

Paralympian Ryley Batt conquers Heartbreak Hill

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).

Special Sharks birthday surprise for Jack

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.

Australia Day Honour for TAD President

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.