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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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05/06/2014
RIDBC Teleschool Consultant, Kylie, with Morgan who is learning to develop her tactile sensitivity so that she can better explore her world.

Morgan is four years old and is blind. She accesses RIDBC Teleschool from her home in regional NSW and is being supported to learn braille and develop the skills she will need to succeed in school. 

When Morgan was four months old, parents Belinda and Danny began to suspect that she couldn’t see. 

27/03/2014

Bill, who is four years old and has hearing loss, is enrolled in RIDBC Early Learning Program (Hearing Impairment). This service has continued supporting his family through a move interstate to give Bill the best start in life. 

Bill was born 13 weeks premature and spent the first 11 weeks of his life in intensive care.

27/03/2014

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) presented ‘Technology advances in the disability sector’ at the Rotary District 9685 Conference, 23 February 2014.

RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn, was one of three RIDBC staff members who presented to 500 Rotarians about the ways in which mainstream technology is making a significant and positive impact on the lives of people with a sensory impairment.

27/03/2014

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) recently launched RIDBC Liverpool to provide local services to children with hearing or vision loss in Sydney’s South-West.

Many families in the area are now accessing RIDBC’s localised services.

“RIDBC is focused on providing community relevant services in highly accessible locations, responsive to demonstrated need,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn. “With the number of children already accessing RIDBC’s service in Sydney’s South-West, this new centre is sure to be a success.”

20/09/2013
RIDBC Renwick Centre Auditorium on conference day

Dr Alice Eriks-Brophy from the University of Toronto is a renowned auditory-verbal therapist with extensive experience working with Aboriginal communities in Canada. Dr Eriks-Brophy was in Australia to deliver a series of lectures around the enhancement of family involvement for children with hearing loss.

Dr Eriks-Brophy presented on how supporting families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, including indigenous groups, often means that therapists must adapt to cultural differences in order to achieve the best outcomes.

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