Layelle with her mum and sister

In one of the most diverse and multicultural communities in Australia, the team at RIDBC Penrith are experienced in working with multilingual families. They regularly partner with experienced interpreters to provide services in the families’ first language, without compromising on quality of service or outcomes.

More News

Oscar is a high-achiever in everything

Ten-year-old Oscar is an inspiration – from his sporting achievements to his compassion, kindness and passionate support of other children with hearing impairment, it's clear he is destined for great things.

Oliver with his mum, Melissa

11-Year-Old Oliver is preparing for his transition to high school, with support from RIDBC Teleschool, Braille Camp, and the Adaptive Technology Team. Oliver, a talented musician and athlete, won’t be held back by his vision impairment. He has a winning team on his side, with support from his amazing mum, Melissa, who has a Master of Special Education from RIDBC Renwick Centre.

Meeting the engineers who gave Amelie her hearing back was an important moment

Ten-year-old cochlear implant recipient, Amelie Graham, has a keen interest in the technology that has given her access to a world of sound, and recently, Cochlear were able to introduce her to the engineers who made her hearing possible.

Cassidy shares her story of meeting Malala

In 2012, fifteen-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot by a Taliban gunman because she fought for her right to go to high school, under a regime that didn’t recognise the right of women to continue their education. Here, 19-year-old cochlear implant recipient, Cassidy Chow, who is studying to become an Audiologist, shares her story of meeting this inspirational woman.

RIDBC School Support Students (Vision Impairment) with their support teachers.

Each year, NASA shares their US Space and Rocket education Centre in Alabama with a group of students with vision impairment from around the world for the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).