News for RIDBC Renwick Centre

These are the news items relating to the RIDBC Renwick Centre.

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27 October, 2011
RIDBC Renwick Centre auditorium

One of the world’s foremost educators for students who are vision impaired, Dr Cay Holbrook, will be the keynote speaker at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s Renwick Centre, 27-28 October. Dr Holbrook will address 90 Teachers of Vision Impairment from across Australia at a conference hosted by RIDBC Renwick Centre. Those attending will leave with a greater understanding of issues and strategies for teaching braille reading and writing.

14 September, 2011
Child using braille machine

Australia’s major providers of services for children who are blind or vision impaired have joined together to provide a register to capture the needs of Australian children. An initiative of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), the Childhood Vision Impairment Register aims, for the first time, to identify the total number of children living with significant vision impairment in Australia.

2 August, 2011
Tom Biddle

Carlingford Rotary Club has awarded the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre a generous grant to fund a student scholarship. Orchard Hills resident Thomas Biddle, is undertaking a Master of Special Education degree at RIDBC Renwick Centre and has been named by RIDBC as the 2011 recipient. Mr. Biddle, who has been appointed to RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, said it was a privilege to receive the award that gives him the opportunity to extend his studies.

8 July, 2011
auditorium

Internationally renowned researcher and educator Dr. Kelly Lusk, presented her new research on education for children who are blind at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), 15 and 16 June. Dr. Lusk’s two-day program provided an insight into the range of low vision services, and technologies, available for students, forming part of RIDBC Renwick Centre’s continuous professional education (CPE) program.

23 May, 2011
Daniel and Sam

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) held its 150th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18 May. The AGM recognised the achievements of its graduating students both from RIDBC Student Support Services and the 60 professionals graduating from the RIDBC Renwick Centre postgraduate programs.

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