Mikaylah DeGennaro with RIDBC Garfield Barwick School teacher Ruhi Malhotra.

Eight-year-old, Mikaylah DeGennaro, is ready to start mainstream schooling with support from RIDBC. It is an exciting time for parents, Sue and Corrado, who are grateful for the support they have received.

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With RIDBC's specialist support, Vincent is able to participate in class alongside his peers.

12 year old Wollstonecraft student, Vincent de Souza, who has vision loss, is preparing to start high school at Newington College in 2016 with support from RIDBC School Support Service (Vision Impairment).

Taylor with mum, Amanda.

Five year old Narara girl, Taylor Harvey, who has hearing loss, is ready for 'big school' with support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Gosford.


Toongabbie residents, Farida Zabih and Baker Tamory, were overjoyed when they, along with their son, Raiyaan, received an invitation to a garden reception at Government House to meet The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during the Royal Visit to Australia in November.


Smithfield student, Dale Speechley, who has hearing loss as well as cerebral palsy, has graduated from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Alice Betteridge School.

Children with hearing loss finish their first year at mainstream school with support from RIDBC

The first babies to receive cochlear implants through Canberra's SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service, have now completed their first year of studies at mainstream schools.