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Archive: August 2022

Nominated! Bruce Haines for Get Set 60

We are very excited to announce that Solve-TAD Volunteer Bruce Haines has been nominated for an award with Apia!   What do you think life after 60 is like? Apia’s Get Set. 60 aims to challenge society’s perceptions, by celebrating real Aussies over the age of 60, who are as active, engaged and inspired as they’ve ever been.   Read more...

Ern and Les Rothschild Volunteering Award

Background Ern Rothschild was a Solve-TAD technical member from 1990 until he passed away in 2007. He and his wife Les were great supporters of the work of Solve-TAD. They both attended VIC Annual General Meetings and functions and took every opportunity to promote the work of Solve-TAD. Ern worked on over 110 projects in his 17 years with Solve-TAD, with products made ranging from items to make personal care easier, to equipment to enable greater participation in vocational and recreational activities. In 2012 Ern’s wife, Les, left a large financial bequest to Solve-TAD in her Will. In honour of both the practical and financial commitment shown by the Rothschild’s to Solve-TAD we dedicate this award to their honour. Read more...

What are the benefits of riding a bike for people living with disability?

Learning to ride a bike is a common childhood milestone and is a lifelong recreational activity for many people (Toovey, Reid, Rawicki, Harvey, & Watt, 2016; MacDonald et al., 2012). Bike riding provides a form of physical activity and encourages social interaction with peers, community and family members (Ulrich, Burghardt, Lloyd, Tiernan, & Hornyak, 2011). Children with disabilities face many challenges, consequently decreasing their opportunities to participate in leisure activities, such as bike riding (Kaljača, Dučić, & Cvijetić, 2019). Read more...

Solve-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.