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31/08/2017
Andrew celebrates Father's Day with his daughter Lola.

For Baulkham Hills father, Andrew, Father’s Day is particularly special with thanks to support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).

At just 7 weeks of age Lola was diagnosed with congenital bilateral cataracts. Shortly after diagnosis, Lola had her first eye operation. Her journey began with RIDBC at 10 months old and through expert early intervention she has transitioned seamlessly to preschool.

Lola is now four years old and is learning new skills...

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29/05/2012
NBN Bus

As the pioneer and most experienced provider of videoconferencing services in the field of sensory impairment, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) welcomes the recent announcement made by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, that remote schools and health clinics will have early access to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

22/05/2012
Elise, Amber, Chris Rehn and Tanya Davies holding a $7,200 cheque

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Nepean Preschool to meet children who will benefit from a $7200 grant for building improvements. “The project will fund the erection of a retractable shade awning adjoining a room which is used for teaching and therapy. This will allow staff to incorporate vital outdoor gross motor and language development opportunities,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn.

15/05/2012
Jean Corfield

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) would like to thank its more than 250 registered volunteers during National Volunteer Week, May 14 – 20. The volunteering program at RIDBC plays a vital role in ensuring that RIDBC staff can continue to deliver services to children living with hearing or vision loss both locally, and across Australia. “Volunteering is vital to RIDBC – it is central to our culture and to our ability to provide services. RIDBC’s volunteers generously give their time both at the North Rocks campus and at our other sites. Their contribution is invaluable...

09/05/2012
Isan with his teacher, Melina Williams

Seven-year-old Isam, who is deaf and attends the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Thomas Pattison School, has impressed his teachers with a reading age well above average for his year. Isam was born profoundly deaf and was ineligible for both hearing aids and cochlear implants. Despite this, his passion for language has seen him excel to the reading level of an 11 year old.

09/05/2012
Gina with her classmates and teacher

Year 1 students from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School are excited to begin integrating into a mainstream school as part of RIDBC’s Integration Program for deaf students. 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 and/or cochlear implants.

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