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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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09/05/2011
Lois Frater

In National Volunteer Week, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) would like to pay tribute to all the volunteers whose vital work makes a difference in the lives of children with a vision or hearing impairment. Volunteers play a very important role at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. In addition to about 1,000 volunteers in RIDBC’s fundraising clubs, committees and auxiliaries, over 250 volunteers assist with a wide variety of tasks on campus.

07/05/2011
Jacob with Caren Mathews-Lane

Botany resident Peter Harrold will be raising money for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) by running the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon on May 15. Peter is an avid runner, competing in the City to Surf for fifteen years in a row, and running the Sydney Marathon in 2001. Peter’s wife, Caren Mathews-Lane, is a speech pathologist who works at RIDBC Matilda Rose Centre where she teaches children who have a significant hearing impairment.

25/04/2011
Major Edwin and the cadets

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has celebrated ANZAC day in a ceremony catering to the sensory impairments of its students. The ceremony was held at RIDBC Alice Betteridge School in North Rocks, where students aged between four and 18 who have a significant hearing and/or vision impairment, as well as an intellectual disability, are enrolled.

29/03/2011
John Berryman, Louise Flitcroft and Chris Rehn

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has received a cheque for $248,015 from The Pathfinders Auxiliary. The Committee, which is a voluntary fundraising committee generously supported by Qantas, has been raising money solely for RIDBC since 1967. This year’s contribution brings the total amount raised to almost $6 million over this time.

29/03/2011
Boy with baby chicken

On Monday 28 March, the children at The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in the Hunter welcomed the Kindifarm to the preschool. A variety of farm animals provided a special language learning opportunity for the children with a vision or hearing impairment who attend the preschool. RIDBC Hunter Director, Tracey Johnston said the children love to see the animals and to pat and feed them in a way that is non-threatening or overwhelming.

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