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

I Am Going To The Old City of Kotor! An Ability Guidebook For Montenegro!

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Whenever I finish an Ability Guidebook it always feels like a cause for celebration to me. I think that is because I picture someone with autism who has a hard time getting out of their house, but this book makes it a little easier for them and so they give it a try. These books are all about opening doors for people everywhere. That is why I try to make them for everywhere I go.

I am especially happy about this new book. It is my 50th Ability Guidebook and Montenegro makes my 12th country!

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I Am Going To The National World War II Memorial!

It is always a very happy to announce another Ability Guidebook. This is book number 49!  There are now four books for DC. Let your special education teacher friends or autism programs know!

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Ability Guidebook I Am Going To The WWII monument

Ability Guidebooks are the creation of Brett Bigham, the 2014 Oregon State Teachers of the Year. Many people with autism become stressed out with new experiences. Ability Guidebooks help alleviate that stress by allowing people with autism a chance to see what is coming up.  There are now Guidebooks for eleven different countries in four different languages with more coming up!

They make great field trip guides for general education students too!

 

All Ability Guidebooks Are Now On-Line In Sway!

I am very excited to announce that I have recreated all of my Ability Guidebooks as Microsoft Sways.  By changing into this new format they are now recordable and viewable on a smart phone.  If you need them as a PDF drop me a line, but Sway has allowed me to address the problem of making my books accessible to people who can’t read or can’t see well enough to read.  Check out the Explore Helsinki “I Am Going To Senate Square”–the first book that also has audio recording to see what a difference changing formats makes!

I’m also THRILLED to say that Microsoft has taken me under their wing and have been sharing out about the books all week.  They have been so incredibly helpful and are truly hoping that by giving my books more exposure, that people in other places will also create some books for their own home towns!

All of the Sway Ability Guidebooks are here: https://docs.com/user455133

And there is a blog post here that explains everything in a little more detail:  https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/25/making-the-world-more-accessible-with-sway/

Helsinki, I love you! One More Ability Guidebook for Finland! Senate Square.

To wrap up Ability Guidebooks Explore Finland we have a final book!  This one is for Senate Square.

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Ability Guidebook! I Am Going To The Mikkel Museum In Tallinn, Estonia

Here is my newest Ability Guidebook for the Mikkel Museum in Tallinn, Estonia!  I am excited to offer these supports for people in Estonia who have autism.  If you speak Estonian, I’d love to get them translated!

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