This two-hour talk (no cooking!) addresses challenges that often arise when teaching people with autism how to cook — sensory challenges, motor challenges and challenges following directions. Penny sets out techniques to overcome these difficulties — techniques used successfully in the cooking school she operates.
She also shares ways to help poor eaters improve eating habits and strategies to incorporate social-communication development into the experiences of cooking and eating together. Employment opportunities in the food industry are explored.
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Beaverton Library, Meeting Room B
12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005
Speaker: Penny Gill has operated a cooking school for teens and adults on the autism spectrum since 2002. She is the parent of an adult with autism, the founding president of the service charity Autism/PDD Family Alliance in Ontario, Canada and a workshop presenter across North America. To learn more about Penny and this charity, visit www.cookingwithautism.com
Target Audience: This presentation will interest parents, teachers, support workers, group home managers, job coaches and some adults on the spectrum.
Presented by Autism Society of Oregon and Autism/PDD Family Alliance.