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19/10/2017
Deaf Festival at Parramatta

As part of National Week of Deaf People, commencing with the Deaf Festival on Saturday October 21st on the north side of Parramatta River, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will host a stall at the Festival where you can find out about its full range of programs and services.

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30/01/2017
With RIDBC’s specialist support, and access to low vision aids, Feby is ready for ‘big school’.

Five-year-old, Feby, is ready to start ‘big school’ with support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). It is an exciting time for parents, Nancy and Iron, who are grateful for the support they have received.

Feby was born with Retinal Dystrophy, a condition associated with reduced or deteriorating vision in both eyes.

18/01/2017
Emma prepares for the HSC with support from RIDBC

17 year old Emma, who is blind, is preparing for the HSC with support from RIDBC.
“At just nine and a half months of age, Emma was diagnosed as being completely blind after a rare childhood cancer caused damage to her optic nerves,” said Emma’s mum, Rose.

16/01/2017
Isabella is ready for 'big school'

Five year old Canadian born Isabella Walsh, who has hearing loss, is ready to start ‘big school’ with support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) and life changing technology – the cochlear implant.

16/12/2016
Chiara with Socorro Amos, Deputy Principal of RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, is looking forward to starting high school next year.

Chiara, who has hearing loss, was one of seven students to graduate from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School this year.

RIDBC Garfield Barwick School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 who have hearing loss, and who are learning to listen and speak with the assistance of hearing aids or cochlear implants. The school aims to gradually transition students into a mainstream environment by the end of primary school.

Chiara was diagnosed with hearing loss at three months of age. 

02/12/2016

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) would like to thank its valued volunteers on International Volunteer Day, 5 December.

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