Teen baking classes and work exposure for students in high school ages 16 through graduation, with a variety of learning disabilities, ADHD, high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. Classes provide a hands-on opportunity to experience baking in a professional kitchen, learn basic baking skills, safe food handling, kitchen safety, and have a taste of job expectations.
For 2022-23, 8 sessions are offered between August and June. Sessions are held on four consecutive Sundays from 12:30-3pm. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be at least 16 years old at the start of their session. All classes are held at 5951 Halpine Road in Rockville. See dates and times on the Application Form.
Potential risk factors include uncontrolled seizures, difficulties with balance, control of anger or frustration, sensitivity to sensory irritants, and/or inability to remain standing throughout the 2½-hour class. If a student requires 1:1 assistance, their personal support person may attend the class. Generally, teens are expected to participate as one of 4 students with a professional Chef Instructor and two assistants.