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Cooking with Autism

12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005

 "Teaching People with Autism to Cook Really Well 
for Jobs, Health and Friendship" 

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 

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.

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
Target Audience:  This presentation will interest parents, teachers, support workers, group home managers, job coaches and some adults on the spectrum.

This is a FREE event, but registration is requested.
To register, please call 503-636-1676 or
send an email to

Presented by Autism Society of Oregon and Autism/PDD Family Alliance.

Tags: Workshop  training  cooking