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03/09/2018
Eric with his daughter Sora, who has vision impairment.
Seventeen-month old Sora loves music; give her a drum or a toy piano, and she will be in her element, or play a beat, and she’ll dance. Her talents don’t stop at music, either. Sora, whose name means ‘sky’ in Japanese, is learning both English and Japanese, languages that are used in her family – and is excelling at both. 
 
“We’ll say something in Japanese, and she’ll respond in English. We’re so amazed by Sora!” said proud dad, Eric. 
 

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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.

30/06/2011
Jacob, Katrina and Barry O’Farrell

The RIDBC Matilda Rose Centre provides support for children who have a significant hearing impairment and their families. It also provides services for children with additional special needs. RIDBC Matilda Rose Centre’s multi-disciplinary early intervention services ensure that children, and their families, receive the early specialised care that is so critical to their child’s development.

30/05/2011
Reptiles Rule

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) had a visit from Reptiles Rule on Tuesday 24 May. The reptiles provided a special language learning opportunity for deaf and hearing impaired children attending RIDBC Roberta Reid Preschool and RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool. Snakes, lizards and a turtle were part of the day, with the children encouraged to hold and touch the reptiles.

23/05/2011
Daniel and Sam

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) held its 150th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18 May. The AGM recognised the achievements of its graduating students both from RIDBC Student Support Services and the 60 professionals graduating from the RIDBC Renwick Centre postgraduate programs.

20/05/2011
Jan McLucas, Alison, Richard and Elijah

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) welcomes the Government’s investment in Australian children with a disability with the Better Start Initiative. The funding will support families requiring early intervention services for children who are diagnosed with severe hearing or vision loss, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and Fragile X syndrome.

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