FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 5, 2017
Free Adapted Cooking Class Provided by Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation Turns Children with Visual Impairments Into Budding Chefs
Six-week after-school class offered to students K-12th grade
LAS VEGAS – Budding chefs will have the opportunity to acquire proper cooking techniques, be trained to correctly use and handle kitchen appliances and tools, test out new recipes, and understand appropriate dining table etiquette as Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) kicks off its six-week cooking class called What’s Cooking? on Tuesday, October 10. This free six-week class is part of NBCF’s After-School Adventures series, which introduces students in kindergarten through high school to a variety of subjects, adapted to their special needs. What’s Cooking? runs every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. through November 14.
With an introduction to Braille measuring cups and spoons, kitchen appliances that have auditory features, and XXXX, students who participate in this class will be better prepared to join their family members in the kitchen and actively play a part in creating meals that will eventually allow them to take care of themselves independently. Although the class may seem like all fun, the curriculum follows common core standards of learning and includes objectives found in each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) determined through the Clark County School District.
“One of the goals of our After-School Adventures programs is to teach our students how to be independent, whether that’s cooking their own meal or snack, participating in a lifelong solo sport like yoga, or developing an interest in one of the STEM subjects that could result in a career,” said Briana Myers, NBCF Program Director. “We mix learning techniques with fun to ensure that our students are receiving a quality program that just feels like a good time with friends.”
Upcoming After-School Adventures classes include Fun With Art in November, Tech & Task in January, Play!, and Horsin’ Around Sports.
About Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
Founded in 2006, by Kevin and Toni Spilsbury, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of children, ages 0-22, who are visually impaired in Southern Nevada. NBCF provides comprehensive services for children and their families including advocacy, family support, employment and life skills training, education, adaptive recreation, and health services.
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation’s programs and services are provided through the generous support of individual and corporate donors. For more information about Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation visit nvblindchildren.org.