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24/11/2017
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) officially launched its new purpose-built centre in Toowoomba

On Thursday 23rd November, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) officially launched its new purpose-built centre in Toowoomba, located at 137 Herries Street.

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14/09/2016
RIDBC student, Olivia, is now studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University.

Dural resident, Olivia, has been awarded two medals of excellence by RIDBC for her academic achievement in the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Olivia, who is 18 years old and has both hearing and vision loss, received an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 97.5. She attended Pacific Hills Christian School and received assistance from RIDBC School Support Service, which brings RIDBC support teachers into schools to provide students with vision or hearing loss, with in-class assistance and strategies for accessing the curriculum.

02/09/2016
Baker with son, Raiyaan

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

31/08/2016
Clive Berghofer gifts $2.8 million to RIDBC

Philanthropist and local iconic hero, Clive Berghofer, has pledged $2.8 million to Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) towards the development of a new purpose built site in his adored home town of Toowoomba.

22/08/2016
For primary school teacher and Ettalong Beach resident, Victoria Bird, a cochlear implant has proved life changing

During Hearing Awareness Week, 21 – 27 August, 2016, RIDBC is reminding those who are struggling to hear, even with hearing aids, that they could benefit from a cochlear implant.

19/08/2016

We are delighted to have champion Australian Paratriathlete Katie Kelly on board as an RIDBC Ambassador and we would like to wish her the very best of luck as she sets off to fulfil her Paraylmpic dream in Rio de Janeiro.  

Katie has been raising funds for RIDBC for over 20 years, with the most significant when herself and over 20 friends and family joined forces to do the RIDBC swimathon.  Katie swam a PB distance of 9.4km.

Katie was born with moderate hearing loss. In her twenties she was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a degenerative eye sight and hearing condition.

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