Last week, our Life Skills Staff watched as Evan made a crock pot chicken. He created his own spice rub, and even cooked the chicken liver, heart, and kidneys for a quick snack. He set the crock pot to cook the bird over 8 hours so that it would be ready when he got home from school. He was really excited to come home and smell his dish waiting for him. Hopefully this is the first of many crock pot dishes that we see from Evan. – Joshua Davidson, Life Skills Coordinator
The Life Skills program at CIP helps students on the Autism Spectrum or with Learning Differences gain executive function and life skills competencies such as organizing, cooking, cleaning, and living independently in an apartment. Culinary classes are offered where students can refine their cooking skills in a group setting and sample new recipes. The meals prepared in the culinary classes provide valuable instruction and help students become successful cooks in their own apartments. Each week students gather for a popular potluck dinner where everyone is invited to bring a favorite dish and socialize.