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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...

Custom Tipper for the Kitchen

Background: Vicky is 43 years old and has a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Vicky was referred to Solve-TAD by her Occupational Therapist Shafinas, for Solve-TAD’s input to create a tipping mechanism to assist her to scrape out the contents from pans, pots and bowls during her meal preparation. Vicky’s Occupational Therapist was inspired by a previous bowl tipper project that was advertised as an example of unique solutions on Solve-TAD’s website. Read more...

Solve-TAD Celebrates National Volunteer Week with TechTALK

It was wonderful to celebrate National Volunteer Week and welcome volunteers to our first TechTALK for the year! Over 30 volunteers came to our offices in Abbotsford and Northmead, with another 40 tuning in over zoom - our overall biggest attendance yet!   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.