Recipes 4 Learning
Self Direction Transition Program

The Recipes 4 Learning Self-Direction Transition Program offers participants with autism and other intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) a two-year non-credited transition program where they can gain job skills, social and daily living skills training. The program  is open to those who are ages 18+ and have completed high school.  Participants will train for up to 4 hours per week, where 50% of the time will focus on math and reading skills, time and money management, and socialization. Sessions will provide one support staff member for every 3 participants for maximum support.


Recipes 4 Learning offers hands-on skills development to gain experience in a caring and engaging environment within the food industry. Participants can expect to be a part of production for a variety of baking related foods and products, such as the Recipes 4 Learning Baking Educational Kits that we create for elementary schools to teach learning in a fun way. We also provide production services for local food-related businesses.

Goals for Participants

  • Follow single and multi-step directions

  • Time management, filling out a timesheet & requesting time off

  • Socialization at proper times

  • Lunch time etiquette

  • Team work

  • Stress management

  • Money management

  • Math and reading skills


  • Labeling and packaging

  • Production line assembly

  • Baking and food preparation

  • Safe food handling

  • Measuring and weighing ingredients

  • Shipping & prepping deliveries

  • Data Entry

  • Customer service

  • Kitchen Safety

  • Cleaning the work environment

Program Details

The Recipes 4 Learning Self-Direction Transition Program provides an opportunity to learn critically important work and life skills with a focus on Career Development in the food industry.  We utilize principles of reinforcement and positive  behaviour support in order to increase the participants range of skills, social awareness, self-awareness, and confidence. The program currently operates out of our commercial kitchen and production facility at 320 Broadway Greenlawn in Huntington, NY.​

  • 2 year program enrollment

  • 4 hours per week of job skills and workplace skills training

  • Weekly sessions that run two days per week for two hours each session.

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:30PM - 2:30PM

  • Tuition: $800 per month funded through Self Direction under the IDGS transition program line in the participants' budget. Direct billing available.

  • Up to 12 participants per session

  • Ratio of 3:1 Support Staff. All staff, volunteers and trainers are vetted with appropriate screening.