Mikaylah DeGennaro with RIDBC Garfield Barwick School teacher Ruhi Malhotra.

Eight-year-old, Mikaylah DeGennaro, is ready to start mainstream schooling with support from RIDBC. It is an exciting time for parents, Sue and Corrado, who are grateful for the support they have received.

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On Monday, 10 December, Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy launched a book at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) which will give organisations the tools they need to deliver a high quality telepractice service. Get a copy here.

Children play with the animals at the kindy farm.

30 Vodafone employees volunteered their time at a festive fun day for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), as part of International Volunteer Day on Wednesday 5 December.

International Day of People with Disability Logo

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Hunter will hold an interactive information session as part of the International Day of People with a Disability on Monday 3 December from 10am -12pm.


The annual Qantas Jumbo Joy Flight, in association with the Rotary Club of Turramurra, took to the skies for 90 minutes last Saturday 24 November to support 350 children and carers with a fun day out including children from RIDBC Alice Betteridge School.

Representatives from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and RIDBC at the official cheque presentation.

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation (Charitable Foundation) has provided RIDBC with a $250,000 grant to install state-of-the-art remote video conferencing technology in the RIDBC Hunter, Central Coast and Lismore centres, marking one of the largest ever one-off philanthropic donations to RIDBC Hunter.