Louise & Eliza

Louise and her daughter Eliza joined Innovative Choices in 2016, after Eliza graduated from school. Louise found Innovative Choices while looking for a program that gave Eliza choice in her day-to-day activities, rather than joining a one-size-fits-all day program.

The family have found a few university students to work as Eliza’s support workers. These girls share similar interests with Eliza, and when they go out together they are just a couple of 19-year-old girls hanging out. The students are also excellent mentors for Eliza who is keen to continue her studies.

Currently, Eliza uses Innovative Choices two days a week. She uses the time to engage in activities that she’s interested in, like swimming, bike riding, heading into the city to go shopping, heading out for lunch as well as catching a show or checking out attractions like the aquarium or zoo.
Louise and Eliza are planning to connect with friends who are also using the Innovative Choices program, to create their own daily social and study group. Eliza and her friends will have a structured, fortnightly program they control, which focuses on activities they all enjoy, as well as educational areas they would all like to develop.

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