Choices and decisions are different.
A choice is when you decide between options.
Choosing is something that we should be doing as part of every day.
A choice might be what you wear.
Or what you cook for dinner.
Choices are usually simple.
They are easy to undo.
Making choices is a great way to have more control over your daily life.
Decisions are different.
Decisions are choices that you make about the things that are really important to you.
Decisions have options to choose from.
With decisions you would spend time thinking about the good and bad things that might happen.
Make decisions about the things that are really important to you.
If how you look is important to you then deciding what to wear can be a decision rather than a choice.
Some decisions are simple. Some are not.
You may need support to make a decision.
But you have the right to make decisions about the things that are important to you.
Making choice is a great way for you to practise decision making.
Being involved in decision making means you are having a say in the things that really matter.
Sometimes people confuse making a choice with making a decision.
The UNCRPD says that all of us, including people with disability, have the right to make decisions about the things that are important to them.
If you are not being involved in making the decisions that are important to you then your rights are being denied.
If you would like to make more decisions in your life you could