Technology Assisting Disability WA (TADWA)

Technology Assisting Disability WA (TADWA) is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to enrich lives through solutions for independence for people with disabilities, older people and those caring for them, through the application of technology and the skills of volunteers and staff. Since 1984, TADWA has provided customised aids, equipment and technology designed to assist you in getting the best possible solution to meet your individual needs. We understand from our extensive technical and allied health experience that everyone’s needs are different and how important it is to specialise products and services to provide solutions for safety and independence. Our dedicated team of more than 50 staff and volunteers spends time getting to know clients and carers to discuss specific needs before we implement any plans. Our objective is to provide you with the best solution to meet your needs. TADWA provides services in occupational therapy, home modifications, smart assistive technology, recreation and leisure and are continually thinking outside the box for innovative and inspiring ideas to develop into products that provide greater opportunities for independence.

 We promise a commitment: to provide quality, competitively priced goods and services on time, every time. To be co-operative: to listen and work with our clients to reach outcomes which will facilitate their independence. Teamwork: to operate in an inclusive, trusting environment to achieve success. To be innovative: to challenge the status quo and create exciting new products and services that people want.

 With over 2000 clients receiving services each year, you can be confident we will utilise our expertise to find solutions for independence for you and your loved ones.

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A special thanks to our contributors

Caroline Egan

DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

Ian Horswill


Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.