I Am Going To The FDR Memorial! A new support for people with autism in DC!

Another big thank you to the NEA Foundation Global Fellowship for bringing me to Washington, DC last week. I used my free time to run out and take pictures for a whole set of books about the memorials near the Tidal Basin.  If you have not seen the FDR Memorial I highly recommend it!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The FDR Memorial

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The FDR Memorial

 

 

 

Lucky London Gets Another Ability Guidebook! I Am Going To The Victoria Tower Garden!

London Lucks out and gets another new Ability Guidebook! This one is for Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament.

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Victoria Tower Garden

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Victoria Tower Garden

Love to London! A New Ability Guidebook! I Am Going To Hear Big Ben!

This Ability Guidebook takes you on a walk from the Westminster tube station, onto Westminster Bridge and around the Houses of Parliament.

There will be a separate book on how to visit Victoria Tower Gardens. Check out the map for toilet facilities. I had to draw my own map for this one! It took me a day but sometimes these books need a map to be successful. I’ve discovered it is faster to just draw my own rather than try to find someone who will let me use their maps

There are over sixty Ability Guidebooks now for 12 countries and in five languages! I always am looking for volunteer translators. Say hello if you would like to translate a book!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Hear Big Ben!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Hear Big Ben!

 

Hello London! You Have A New Support For People With Autism! I Am Going To The British Museum!!

Every museum in the world should have an Ability Guidebook as far as I’m concerned!  I’ll put that on my to-do list.  Until then, here’s one for the British Museum!

And in honor of their amazing staff, I want to share a little story. While Mike and I were visiting a young lady went into a series of grand mal seizures. While I timed the seizures the security guard laid down on the floor and used his body to protect the young lady from hitting any of the sharp edged cases. It was quick thinking on his part and the museum staff worked quickly to clear the area and get supports there for the young woman.  Kudos to the staff of the British Museum.

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The British Museum

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The British Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Ability Guidebook for Washington, D.C.! I Am Going To The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The MLK Memorial-2This past weekend was the National Education Association Foundation Global Fellows Conference. The NEA has chosen educators from all over the country to represent US education in South Africa next summer. I am thrilled to be one of them.

In my usual fashion I ran from the building during our down time to create some new books for Washington, D.C.  It is always an honor to walk through the capitol in my opinion and I am constantly moved by the grand architecture and the beautiful memorials.  My hope is that these books will help people with autism to experience this amazing city.

cover_ I Am Going To The MLK Memorial

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The MLK Memorial-2

 

¡Yo Voy al Museo Larco! A New Spanish Ability Guidebook for Lima!!

This weekend I was in Washington, D.C. for the National Education Association Foundation’s Global Fellowship conference. I am excited to say that I have been named an NEA Global Fellow and will travel to South Africa representing US educators. There are only a couple of teachers who have ever been named to this prestigious Fellowship twice and I’m proud to represent special educators.

(Spanish Copy) I Am Going To The Larco Museum, Lima, Peru

In 2015 I was sent to Peru to meet with teachers and leaders in the Peru Department of Education. This Ability Guidebook came from that visit and I am forever grateful to the NEA Foundation for allowing me to make my first international Guidebooks.

During this year’s conference I found myself sitting next to Sarah Merchlewits. When I showed her I Am Going To The Larco Museum she volunteered to translate it into Spanish! I am thrilled to share ¡Yo Voy al Museo Larco!

(Spanish Copy) I Am Going To The Larco Museum, Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru gets a second Ability Guidebook! I Am Going To See Cats At Kennedy Park!

A beautiful city park. A whole bunch of cats. What’s not to love?

This is my second book for Lima and my third book for Peru! These books help people with autism get out into the world. That is my way of saying thank you to Peru for being such a lovely host during my visit!

I Am Going To Kennedy Park, Lima,, Peru

I Am Going To Kennedy Park, Lima,, Peru

Another Ability Guidebook for Lima, Peru! I Am Going To The Love Park!

One of these days I am going to get completely caught up! One book at a time…

In the summer of 2015 I travelled to Peru as a National Education Association Global Fellow. It was an amazing experience and we saw some of the great museums and cultural sights of Peru including Machu Picchu. The Peru Department of Education welcomed us and we toured schools and met students and teachers at one of Peru’s most respected schools and again at one of Peru’s poorest school. It was an incredibly enriching experience.

My way of paying back the lovely people of Peru who treated me with such kindness and respect is to make Ability Guidebooks. I’ve previously posted a book for the Inca Museum in Cusco and now I’m thrilled to add another book to the list for Peru.

I Am Going To The Love Park! Lima, Peru

I Am Going To The Love Park! Lima, Peru