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16/10/2018
RIDBC Audiologist Elise Coombs (left) with Port Macquarie resident and cochlear implant recipient Marianne Kilmurray.

In a first for the state of NSW, RIDBC have partnered with the Mid North Coast Local Health District to provide end-to-end cochlear implant services at Port Macquarie Base Hospital and the newly refurbished RIDBC Port Macquarie centre.

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10/10/2016
L-R: Josh’s mum, Jenny Wood; Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Malcom Turnbull MP; Josh’s dad, Dean Wood; Josh; Josh’s brother, Ben, and Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP.

Nine-year-old Josh Wood from Carindale, who lives with a vision impairment, felt ‘over the moon’ when he and his brother, Ben, received an invitation to meet the Prime Minister of Australia.

30/09/2016
Residential program suppports children with hearing loss

Families of children who have hearing loss from regional and remote areas of Australia recently visited Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney for a specialised residential camp.

27/09/2016
Katie Kelly with Olympic guide Michellie Jones

Champion athletes Katie Kelly, Michelle Jenneke and Jana Pittman invite you to join them in the 2016 Coleman Greig Challenge: Corporate for Community to help raise $150,000 for children with special needs and newborn care.

The annual Challenge will be held this year on Friday 21 October, and encourages Western Sydney businesses to get fit, have fun and give back to the community. All funds raised support the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), St Gabriel’s School and My Westmead.

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).

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