I Am Going To Lençóis Maranhenses! Brazil gets its first Ability Guidebook!

The incredible Lençóis Maranhenses National park is the first Ability Guidebook for Brazil! Every person should get to visit these amazing dune lakes!

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Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going to Lençóis Maranhenses!

 

 

 

 

The First Ability Guidebook in Greek!!! Πηγαίνω στον Παρθενώνα! A free support to help people with αυτισμό!

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!

Greek Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Parthenon!

How To Make An Ability Guidebook!

If you would like to make an Ability Guidebook for your own community–Let’s do it together!  Drop me a message on twitter @2014ortoy (I get spammed on here way too much to filter out the real messages!).  If you take the pictures, I’ll help with the text and formatting!  Until then, here is an Ability Guidebook on how to make an Ability Guidebook!

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How To Make An Ability Guidebook!-4

C’est magnifique! I Am Going To St Paul’s Is Now In French! A Free Support For People With Autism.

Thank you Mike for surprising me with a French version of I Am Going To St Paul’s Cathedral! I love it when he does that!

French Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To St Paul's Cathedral!

French Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To St Paul’s Cathedral!

I Am Going To The Museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens!

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!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Museumof the Ancient Agora of Athens!

 

An Ability Guidebook for Havana, Cuba! I Am Going To Walk The Malicón.

One of my favorite things to do in Havana was walk along the Malicón. This is the promenade that runs along five miles of Havana’s waterfront. Some parts are lovely, some are shabby, all are beautiful.

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Walk The Malecón!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Walk The Malecón!

Spain Joins The List! I Am Going To Playa De La Concha! 18 countries and counting!

I spent a wonderful summer in San Sebastian (or Donostia) during my younger days. The Playa de la Concha is one of the most lovely beaches you could ever hope to visit. I hope this book helps some people get down to the water and put in their toes!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To La Concha!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To La Concha!

 

I Am Going To Machu Picchu! Peru has another Ability Guidebook!

Machu Picchu is one of the most wonderful places to visit in the world! It is a complex site that includes a bus ride up a mountain, climbing a rocky thin path up to the citadel and then the amazing ruins themselves.  I hope you have an amazing visit!

I Am Going To Machu Picchu

I Am Going To Machu Picchu

 

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