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24/07/2018
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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02/09/2011
RIDBC Thomas Pattison School signing choir

The Signing Choir from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Thomas Pattison School were the only group of children using Auslan (Australian Sign language) among 600 other students on Town Hall Square steps for Music: Count Us In, 1 September. RIDBC Thomas Pattison School students participated in Music: Count Us In - an initiative of the Music Council of Australia for the promotion of music in schools nationally – for the fifth year in a row.

23/08/2011
Mark Butler, Chris Rehn and Tanya Plibersek

To mark the launch of Hearing Awareness Week 2011, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Human Services and Social Inclusion, today presented a cheque for $12 000 to the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children on behalf of Australian Hearing. The donation from Australian Hearing will help fund RIDBC’s early intervention services for children who are hearing impaired.

23/08/2011
Elijah and Chris Rehn

As part of Hearing Awareness Week, August 22 – 27, one of Australia’s leading hearing organisations, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), is reminding us that access to technology and skilled early intervention remains key to ensuring children with impaired hearing reach their full potential. On an average day in Australia at least two children will be identified as deaf or with a significant hearing impairment.

23/08/2011
Anne Murphy

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the 21st Birthday of the School Support Service. Established in 1991, the School Support Service provides in–school support to students with a hearing or vision impairment who attend independent schools throughout Australia.Teacher consultants pay regular visits to students in school, providing ongoing support and school liaison assist with the implementation of strategies to give the students full access to the curriculum.

23/08/2011
Daniel skiing

Daniel is set to represent the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School in the NSW State Championships for skiing at Perisher, 27 August. Daniel earned a place in the State Championships when he was successful in the Alpine Skiing division of the NSW Northern Regions Interschool competition. Daniel, who is ten years old and in year four at RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, was diagnosed with profound hearing loss after a similar loss was picked up in one of his siblings.

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