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21/05/2018
Jessica using a brailler in RIDBC VisionEd Preschool

During National Volunteer Week, 21 – 27 May, RIDBC is celebrating the important contribution its volunteers make to the delivery of critical hearing and vision services.

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02/08/2011
RIDBC's Kaye Bailey and volunteers help set up Book Fair

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) raised a record–breaking $27,000 at its Annual Book, Toy and Music Fair, held on 16 and 17 July, 2011. The fundraising event smashed the $20,000 raised in 2010, with over 30,000 donated items helping to get RIDBC over the line. Event Organiser, Kaye Bailey said the Book, Toy and Music Fair was a huge success largely because of the efforts of the many volunteers who helped out in the lead–up to the event, as well as on the day.

02/08/2011
Tom Biddle

Carlingford Rotary Club has awarded the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre a generous grant to fund a student scholarship. Orchard Hills resident Thomas Biddle, is undertaking a Master of Special Education degree at RIDBC Renwick Centre and has been named by RIDBC as the 2011 recipient. Mr. Biddle, who has been appointed to RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, said it was a privilege to receive the award that gives him the opportunity to extend his studies.

19/07/2011
Chris Rehn, Senator Jan McLucas, Shamila, Zakariya, Julie Owens

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has now reached a record 1000 children enrolled this year in its core hearing and vision impairment services, coinciding with the release of the government’s early intervention funding initiative. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas, will visit RIDBC on Friday 15 July to meet Zakariyah Whatham who is the 1000th child enrolled, along with other families who will benefit from the Better Start for Children with a Disability Initiative.

08/07/2011
auditorium

Internationally renowned researcher and educator Dr. Kelly Lusk, presented her new research on education for children who are blind at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), 15 and 16 June. Dr. Lusk’s two-day program provided an insight into the range of low vision services, and technologies, available for students, forming part of RIDBC Renwick Centre’s continuous professional education (CPE) program.

01/07/2011
Matilda, Elizabeth and Emma with Susie O’Neill

Local celebrities joined Swimart Ambassador and Olympic champion Susie O'Neill last Sunday 26 June at the Central Coast, and Hunter, Splash for Cash fundraising events. At Central Coast 60 swimmers hit the pool, swimming 1943 laps of Mingara One Fitness and Aquatics Centre’s Olympic sized pool. The race between Susie O’Neill and 101.3 Sea FM Central Coast presenter Paddy Gerrard was a close finish, with the victory going to the Olympic swimming champion.

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