Reykjavik Has Its First Ability Guidebook! I Am Going To Hallgrímskirkja!

Iceland is country #33!! This is a guide to visit the amazing Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik. Ability Guidebooks are step-by-step guides on how to visit cultural destinations around the world. These free supports for people with autism can help deal with the anxiety that comes from transitions and new things!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Hallgrímskirkja!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Hallgrímskirkja!

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!

 

 

 

 

I Am Going To Zongo Falls! Africa gets another Ability Guidebook!

I am happy to announce the first book for the Democratic Republic of Congo! Zongo Falls are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the DRC. I hope this book helps some people with autism head to the falls for a visit!

 

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Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going to Zongo Falls!-2

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!

My essay for Jrney.org has been published!

This is an awesome new project called Jrney.org.  They are sharing regular teacher’s stories about how they have globalized their practice. I’m proud to be one of the first to share!

http://www.jrney.org/blog/2017/11/2/opening-up-the-world-for-students-with-special-needs

 

 

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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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!

The Best Urban Park In The World Gets An Ability Guidebook! Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC!

Stanley Park, over 1000 acres of forested parklands was recently named the best urban park in the world by Trip Advisor. This amazing piece of nature has an amazing amount of things to see and experience. Over 200 birds species live in the park, there are swimming pools, statues, the Vancouver Aquarium, the miles-long seawall (which has its own Ability Guidebook) and more!  If you ever visit Vancouver, you MUST visit this park!!!!

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Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To Stanley Park!

One Of My Favorite Museums In The World Now Has An Ability Guidebook! (Acropolis Museum, Athens)

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!

Ability Guidebook_ I Am Going To The Acropolis Museum!

 

By The End Of Today Athens, Greece Will Have Eight Ability Guidebooks! Making The Treasures Of Athens Accessible To People With Autism. (Temple of Hephaestus)

So pleased to do something good for one of my favorite cities in the world!!

I Am Going To The Temple of Hephaestus

 

I Am Going To The Temple of Hephaestus