Some of my Ability Guidebooks are for complex places with tickets, entrance halls, security and need to contain a lot of information. Some of the books are for much easier outings like visiting Torna iela in Riga, Latvia. The Latvian National Museum of Art has lined the block with Soviet-era busts either of or by famous Latvians.
This is a perfect outing for someone who is just learning how to travel into the community. Sometimes these books can be layered. The first trip might just be a walk around the building you want to visit on a later date.
I loved this street in Riga. We did not know about it and stumbled upon it when we care around the corner. I hope you enjoy visiting!
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Torna iela!-2
I’m so thrilled to be getting so many books finished lately! I am subbing, or being a “Guest Teacher” for this first part of the year to allow me to get all these projects caught up. I hope to do a few more books for Riga and then I’m moving on to Greece
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Alberta iela!
This is a new support for people with autism in Riga! I am hoping to find someone to translate into Latvian! If you know anyone who would donate their time to getting these into the local languages, that would be terrific!!!
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Riga Cathedral!
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
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
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!
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
My recent National Education Association Foundation Global Fellow Conference was in Washington, D.C. and I took the opportunity to get a lot of pictures for new books. Many thanks to the NEA Foundation for bringing me to the capitol which allowed me to get these made!
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going For A Walk Around the Washington, DC Tidal Basin!
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.
Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The MLK Memorial-2
Lima now has three Ability Guidebooks! Maybe one day every museum will have one!
I Am Going To The Larco Museum, Lima,, Peru