Fergus with his parents

Nineteen year old Fergus, attended Newington College. He received support from RIDBC School Support Service, which brings RIDBC support teachers into schools to provide students who have vision or hearing loss with the in-class assistance and strategies they need to access the curriculum.

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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.