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19/10/2017
Deaf Festival at Parramatta

As part of National Week of Deaf People, commencing with the Deaf Festival on Saturday October 21st on the north side of Parramatta River, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will host a stall at the Festival where you can find out about its full range of programs and services.

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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.

08/05/2012
Terry Meskin and Keira Barry

A playgroup at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Matilda Rose Centre, Waverley, is helping four young girls with hearing loss and additional special needs learn language and build confidence interacting with their peers. Launched in February and held weekly, RIDBC Matilda Rose Centre staff matched the girls in the playgroup according to their ages, abilities and interests. In the small group they can build the relationships they need to develop the language and social skills necessary to prepare for mainstream school.

27/03/2012
Chris Rehn, James Pittar and Reuben Mourad

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has raised over $50,000 through the Splash for Cash season, with the main event held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) last Saturday 24 March. The event saw 85 swimmers digging in to swim more than 5,670 laps of the Olympic pool, and fundraising over $25,000 for RIDBC. Blind marathon swimmer, and Splash for Cash ambassador, James Pittar swam 252 laps on the day.

20/03/2012
Group of swimmers in the pool

Eleebana mother and daughter duo, Julia and Grace Charter, are taking up the challenge for charity at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) annual Hunter Splash for Cash swimathon. RIDBC’s Hunter Splash for Cash event is being held at the Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre, Newcastle University, on Sunday 25 March, from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

20/03/2012

Glenwood resident, Kirsten Hayes, is again showing her support for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) at the annual Sydney Splash for Cash swimathon. RIDBC’s Sydney Splash for Cash event is being held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC), Sydney Olympic park, Homebush, on Saturday 24 March, from 8am – 3:00pm. Kirsten’s husband, Linton, and her two daughters, are also set to jump in and swim for the good cause.

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