This was Christmas in November for me! I am so excited to share that an amazing teacher from Greece, Kiriaki Mellow, has translated “I Am Going To The Parthenon!” into Greek!!!! This Ability Guidebook now becomes a tool so support local teachers and families to help people with autism get out into the community more.
I am so grateful to Kiriaki for her help in this. I know these books can help people with autism, and I am proud and happy every time I make a new one, but they are limited if they are only in English. Kiriaki just opened doors that I cannot open by myself.
If you know any teachers in Greece, please share this out. Not only are they awesome for people with autism, but they can alleviate stress for people who have anxiety about going to unknown places. And, believe me, every elementary school teacher who takes a class to the Parthenon can benefit by using this as a field trip guide!
Again, thanks to Kiriaki and to the staff at the Acropolis.
Έχετε μια καταπληκτική μέρα!
Greek Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Parthenon!
I can’t believe I never shared this book! I hope some people get to visit the museum because of it!
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Acropolis Museum!
The Agora Museum is a very easy place to visit. Much of the museum is outdoors, the rooms follow a straight line so it is not overwhelming with twist and turns and, best of all, if anyone is feeling stressed out, they can go sit in the Agora and take a break.
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Museumof the Ancient Agora of Athens!
The Ancient Agora of Athens has several different buildings to visit. There is a book to visit all of the sites as well as several individual books for the buildings. I hope this helps someone with autism have a great day visiting the historical sites of Athens!
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Church of the Holy Apostles.
As I work to get caught up on all these books I made a discovery today. I had made several books for Athens, Greece that I never put online! So, in honor of the wonderful city of Athens I present….
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Ancient Agora of Athens!
Hello! I am very excited to announce that I have finished another Ability Guidebook! These “guidebooks” are basic instructions on how to visit community destinations and events. I began writing these books to assist my own students with autism in attending field trips but I realized that I could be doing so much more.
In 2015 I had the amazing honor of being named an National Education Association Foundation Global Fellow. Through this program I was sent to Peru as an ambassador for American educators. I’m the first special education teacher from Oregon to be named a Global Fellow and the trip to Peru gave me a chance to do what I do best: support people with special needs. From that trip came my first international Ability Guidebook “I’m Going to the Museo de Inka!” I’m absolutely grateful to the NEA Foundation for giving me the opportunity to share this project with another country.
In 2015 I also had the joy of going on my honeymoon and from that trip will come the next round of international guidebooks. I have realized that I can make books whenever I visit a new city. I can show the teachers and Autism Specialists around the world of a new and better way to support our students. If our students aren’t out participating in the real world then we haven’t succeeded in our jobs. I want to make sure that I have done everything I can to help.
I am thrilled to say the first honeymoon book is finished! I know that a book like this would have helped my own students visit the Acropolis and I hope it will help other people as well.
I am also hoping to find people to translate books into their native languages. If you can translate this into Greek or any other language, get in touch!
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Parthenon!