Brett Bigham
Ambassador, Advisory

Brett Bigham

Portland, United States

Hello! My name is Brett and I am a special education from Portland, Oregon. I am the 2014 Oregon State Teacher of the Year and have been honored to be named an NEA Global Fellow twice. This year I will be traveling to both South Africa and Bangladesh to work with teachers and students. I also create Ability Guidebooks. These are step-by-step picture books to help people with autism get out into the community. There are 140 Guidebooks for 36 countries in six languages! I was very lucky to visit Finland and create several books for Helsinki. I hope I can find a teacher or classroom that would like to translate some of the books! I look forward to all the amazing educators I will be meeting as a HundrED Ambassador!

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Ability Guidebooks
For many people with autism there is anxiety when they have to go somewhere new. An Ability Guidebook shows them what to expect and teachers the steps to be successful. A typical book is "I Am Going T