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01/02/2019
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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27/03/2014

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) recently launched RIDBC Liverpool to provide local services to children with hearing or vision loss in Sydney’s South-West.

Many families in the area are now accessing RIDBC’s localised services.

“RIDBC is focused on providing community relevant services in highly accessible locations, responsive to demonstrated need,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn. “With the number of children already accessing RIDBC’s service in Sydney’s South-West, this new centre is sure to be a success.”

27/03/2014

Bill, who is four years old and has hearing loss, is enrolled in RIDBC Early Learning Program (Hearing Impairment). This service has continued supporting his family through a move interstate to give Bill the best start in life. 

Bill was born 13 weeks premature and spent the first 11 weeks of his life in intensive care.

20/09/2013
RIDBC Renwick Centre Auditorium on conference day

Dr Alice Eriks-Brophy from the University of Toronto is a renowned auditory-verbal therapist with extensive experience working with Aboriginal communities in Canada. Dr Eriks-Brophy was in Australia to deliver a series of lectures around the enhancement of family involvement for children with hearing loss.

Dr Eriks-Brophy presented on how supporting families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, including indigenous groups, often means that therapists must adapt to cultural differences in order to achieve the best outcomes.

20/09/2013
Dr Breda Carty with her award.

Dr Breda Carty of RIDBC Renwick Centre has won the Des Power Memorial Award for Significant Contribution to the Education and Well Being of Deaf Children.

The winner of the award was announced at the National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf in July. 

Dr Carty is a lecturer in the Master of Special Education Program at RIDBC Renwick Centre.

20/09/2013
Teleschool session via videoconference.

Through innovative tele-practice solutions, RIDBC is able to deliver services to families in rural and regional Australia which are equal to those provided in metropolitan areas.

RIDBC is leading the way in remote service delivery so that children with hearing or vision loss can receive the consistent, quality early intervention critical to achieving the best outcomes – wherever they live in Australia.

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