Our Adult Day Support Participants LOVE Cookies!

On the menu today, are “Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies!” These cookies are a perfect match for the Fall season! This initiative not only provides a delightful culinary experience but also offers various benefits for our intellectually and developmentally disabled participants.

Having Fun While Focusing On Skill Development


We follow the recipe for this delicious treat from start to finish. After discovering the recipe online, participants made a list of ingredients, took a trip to Walmart, shopped for items not on hand, and then followed the instructions step-by-step with the support and supervision of RCI’s dedicated DSPs. From measuring and mixing the ingredients, preheating the oven, prepping the baking sheets, storing the cookies, and cleaning up, this type of activity is available to any day program participant interested in baking or cooking! Even more, RCI has switch devices and other adaptive equipment on hand to assist participants who have little or no fine motor skills with cooking or baking activities.

Boosting Confidence

Learning to follow a recipe and developing baking and/or cooking skills creates opportunities for social connection with others, increases confidence, and fosters independence while having fun (and enjoying the final product!). We always make enough of a recipe for all our day program friends to sample during this activity.

Adult Day Support Participants love being involved. Cooking cookies for others is just another way our participants can have fun, feel happy, and be connected to others! We invite you to visit our website often to follow our activities. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.