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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Brooklyn

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Brooklyn

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Brooklyn

If your child has expressed an interest in learning to cook, check out these programs in Brooklyn that offer cooking programs for children and teens with special needs.

Green Apron Kitchen

7122 Bay Parkway, Bensonhurst
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Green Apron Kitchen offers camps, birthday parties, and a variety of classes to teach children the art of cooking. Dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated, and children with special needs are welcome to join any of the facility’s programs. 

Kings Bay Y

3495 Nostrand Ave., Sheepshead Bay
Dara: 718-648-7703 x220

The Sunday Funday Program for ages 5-15 is for children that have learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and children on the autism spectrum. Activities include cooking, dance, music, yoga, climbing on the adaptive rock climbing wall, and swiming. Special Events

Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, New Jersey
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Chef Paula offers hands-on workshops and birthday parties at your location for ages 3-14 that include chef hats and aprons, as well as a personalized recipe booklet specific to the event, for each young chef. All parties and workshops are conducted in an inclusive environment, and Chef Paula can customize an event specifically for children with special needs, geared toward different abilities. Recipes can also be created for various dietary needs, and every event includes multi-sensory components relating to sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound.

Little Mixers

Speak, Learn and Play
540 President St., Suite 2D, Gowanus

This social skills program, run by a speech-language pathologist and a licensed master social worker, offers an eight-week school-year session and a five-week summer session for ages 3-5 and 5-8. Each group will include a collaborative cooking activity, as well as structured games and activities.


Main image: Children with special needs are welcome to join any of Green Apron Kitchen's programs.
Courtesy Green Apron Kitchen



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Author: Katelin Walling is the former editorial director for NYMetroParents. She has been writing about parenting, health, finance, education, fun things to do in NYC and the surrounding area, and more for nearly 10 years. She also has 20+ years of child care experience and was a babysitter in NYC for 8 years. Katelin graduated from the University of Maine in 2011 and attended the NYU Summer Publishing Institute during the summer of 2011. To unplug in her free time, she can often be found reading, knitting (or general crafting), or whipping up a vegan treat—all with a cup of coffee nearby. See More

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