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Recipes 4 Learning
Transition Program

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The Recipes 4 Learning Transition Program offers those with autism and other Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Developmental Disabilities (DD) a two-year, non-credited transition program where they can gain job skills, social and daily living skills training.


Those with IDD/DD, aged 18+ and have completed high school can apply.  Transition planning will be for 4 hours per week. After being interviewed and found eligible, applicants will begin the job skills training to meet the goals for success, as outlined below.

Participants will gain hands-on 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 food 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 businesses.


Recipes 4 Learning is located at the Bellport Outlets
10 Farber Drive, 
Ste. 29/30, Bellport, NY 11713
(Across from Home Depot, near pizzeria)

Goals for Participants

  • Self advocacy

  • Time management

  • Job readiness, such as filling out a timesheet & requesting time off

  • Socialization & work relationships

  • Proper hygiene and work attire

  • Communication & team work

  • Money management

  • On the job 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 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  behavior 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 the Bellport Outlets. 

  • 2 year program enrollment

  • 4 hours per week. Sessions run weekly, either two 2-hr sessions, or one 4-hr session based on ability

    • 10:00AM - 12:00PM Monday & Wednesdays, OR 12:00PM - 4:00PM Fridays

  • Tuition: $800 per month

  • Up to 12 participants per session

  • Ratio of 3:1 or 4:1, depending on skill level. All staff, volunteers and trainers are screened for criminal background and excluded provider status.

For more information about the program, CONTACT US.

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SHOP FROM RECIPES MADE EXCLUSIVELY BY OUR "BOOMING BAKERS" — all recipes are created and baked by participants of the Recipes 4 Learning Transition Program.

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