Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has been selected as the chosen charity partner for this year’s SILMO Sydney Optical Fair, which will make its Australian debut at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour from 9 – 11 March.
The 2017 RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair is just around the corner and RIDBC is calling on corporate and personal donations of quality books, toys, records, CDs and DVDs to help raise funds to support the children and adults with vision or hearing loss supported by RIDBC.
Five-year-old, Feby, is ready to start ‘big school’ with support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). It is an exciting time for parents, Nancy and Iron, who are grateful for the support they have received.
Feby was born with Retinal Dystrophy, a condition associated with reduced or deteriorating vision in both eyes.
17 year old Emma, who is blind, is preparing for the HSC with support from RIDBC.
“At just nine and a half months of age, Emma was diagnosed as being completely blind after a rare childhood cancer caused damage to her optic nerves,” said Emma’s mum, Rose.
Five year old Canadian born Isabella Walsh, who has hearing loss, is ready to start ‘big school’ with support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) and life changing technology – the cochlear implant.
Chiara, who has hearing loss, was one of seven students to graduate from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School this year.
RIDBC Garfield Barwick School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 who have hearing loss, and who are learning to listen and speak with the assistance of hearing aids or cochlear implants. The school aims to gradually transition students into a mainstream environment by the end of primary school.
Chiara was diagnosed with hearing loss at three months of age.