10-year-old animal lover Rosie and her support worker Ashlee had a fun filled adventure to Sea Life earlier this month. Rosie has a love for water, swimming and animals and so unsurprisingly the underwater theme park was a total hit!
From all reports the seal show was a highlight, in fact it was so good that Ash and Rosie saw it twice. Ash reflected on the day saying, ‘Rosie loved waving to all the animals at the aquarium and learning about their habits in the wild.’
Rosie has been a Mamre customer since she was two years old, and her Mum Julie says she is grateful for the work of the allied health team who introduced Rosie to AT proloquo2go as a communication device. Over the years Rosie and her family have attended Mamre family camps as well as parent information nights and the end of year celebrations.
Julie says Rosie loves swimming and her favourite TV show,’ Kangaroo Beach’ is often re-enacted when they visit the beach. Like most Australian kids, she also loves the TV series Bluey.
Ash who has been supporting Rosie for several years in activities, learning and daily living says their adventures are often water themed.
‘Rosie and I love to catch the train to Southbank on the holidays and go for a swim at Southbank beach before a yummy lunch and ice cream.’
Ash has been a Support Worker at Mamre for six years and says she was inspired to take on the role as she strongly believes in creating a world where people with disabilities are welcomed, advocated for, and have access to the activities and places that bring them joy.
She says, ‘This role has taught me so much about the world and how it is slowly but surely adapting to create an environment in which the people we support can flourish.’
We are so glad Sea Life got the ‘seal’ of approval and we look forward to hearing from Rosie and Ash about their upcoming school holiday adventures.