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Teaching Adults With Special Needs The Art Of Cooking

For adults with special needs, living independently is a challenge. On this edition of Up To Date, Steve Kraske speaks with the director of a local organization dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities live on their own. Also joining the conversation is the author of a cookbook specially designed for their needs.


  • Sarah Mai is the executive director of The Mission Project based in Mission, Kan.
  • Beverly Palomba is an occupational therapist and the author of Special Day Cooking.

Check out this video from The Mission Project which teaches how to make a healthy popcorn snack:


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.