People with autism in Wellington now have a free support to help visit the Wellington Botanic Garden!
I am thrilled to share that Constantine, Algeria has its first Ability Guidebook for the Monument Aux Morts! This beautiful memorial sits high on a cliff above the city and is known for its amazing view.
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!
The incredible Lençóis Maranhenses National park is the first Ability Guidebook for Brazil! Every person should get to visit these amazing dune lakes!
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!
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.
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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!
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!
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!
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!!!!