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03/09/2018
Eric with his daughter Sora, who has vision impairment.
Seventeen-month old Sora loves music; give her a drum or a toy piano, and she will be in her element, or play a beat, and she’ll dance. Her talents don’t stop at music, either. Sora, whose name means ‘sky’ in Japanese, is learning both English and Japanese, languages that are used in her family – and is excelling at both. 
 
“We’ll say something in Japanese, and she’ll respond in English. We’re so amazed by Sora!” said proud dad, Eric. 
 

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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.

08/08/2016
RIDBC Darwin fundraiser movie night at Deckchair Cinema

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Darwin invite you, your family and friends to the Zootopia (Open Captions) fundraising movie event on Thursday 25 August, 7.30pm at Deckchair Cinema.

30/06/2016
Minister announces NDIS roll out across Australia at RIDBC

On Thursday 30 June Minister for Disability Services, The Honourable John Ajaka MLC, officially announced the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Western Sydney. Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) hosted the launch of this historic event.

31/05/2016
Graduate to make a difference to those with vision loss

Bellbowrie resident, Melissa Fanshawe, is one of 75 trained graduates to be recognised at a ceremony at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) for completing their postgraduate qualifications in sensory impairment.

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