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.

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Children play with the animals at the kindy farm.

30 Vodafone employees volunteered their time at a festive fun day for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), as part of International Volunteer Day on Wednesday 5 December.

International Day of People with Disability Logo

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Hunter will hold an interactive information session as part of the International Day of People with a Disability on Monday 3 December from 10am -12pm.


The annual Qantas Jumbo Joy Flight, in association with the Rotary Club of Turramurra, took to the skies for 90 minutes last Saturday 24 November to support 350 children and carers with a fun day out including children from RIDBC Alice Betteridge School.

Representatives from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and RIDBC at the official cheque presentation.

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation (Charitable Foundation) has provided RIDBC with a $250,000 grant to install state-of-the-art remote video conferencing technology in the RIDBC Hunter, Central Coast and Lismore centres, marking one of the largest ever one-off philanthropic donations to RIDBC Hunter.

RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn & a family that will benefit from the Darwin centre opening.

RIDBC Darwin is officially open! On Wednesday 7 November, Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister, The Hon Robyn Lambley helped open the Darwin Centre to provide local services for children with vision or hearing loss.